Other Food Resource Programs
to your local food pantry or soup kitchen, there are other programs available
to assist families and individuals who have limited food resources.
SNAP – SNAP
is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and in New Hampshire called Food Stamps/EBT. SNAP
allows you the flexibility to choose healthy foods and in many communities you
can use your Food Stamp EBT card at a farmers market or farm stand. You can
apply for the benefit directly online at the following link: https://nheasy.nh.gov/
If you need
assistance with your application, please contact the NH Food Bank SNAP Outreach
Coordinator, Katy Hiza, and she can walk you through the process: 603.669.9725
WIC – WIC is
the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC is an
excellent program for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women and Children under the
age of 5 years old. They provide both health services and food vouchers for healthy
food. Consider breastfeeding as a strategy to save hundreds of dollars from
your food budget and give you baby the best start in life.
School meals - contact your child’s school administrator or nurse for an application to
receive free and reduced priced breakfast and lunch.
community have a summer food program? Explore potential options to have a
program sponsored in your town. Contact our Recipe for Success Program
Manager, Helen Costello, to find out more, 603.669.9725 ext. 145.
Do you know a
senior who cannot get out to shop or make meals for themselves? Look into Meals
on Wheels in your community. For seniors
who want to get out and meet others, look for the nearest senior congregate
meal program in your community.
If you have
trouble finding these programs in your community – call 211 and they can direct
you to food program resources.
Callers anywhere in the state who dial 2-1-1 are connected, at no charge, to a trained information and referral specialist who can provide them with the information they need to get help.