Following are a list of links to sites about hunger and poverty.
NH Department of Health and Human Services is the largest agency in the NH state government and is responsible for the health, safety, and well-being of the citizens of New Hampshire. DHHS provides services for individuals, children, families, and seniors and administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, and public health.
Feeding America (formerly known as America's Second Harvest) is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the Disctric of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, securing and distributing more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery products annually.
U.S. Census Bureau provides information about population and poverty levels throughout the country.
The Congressional Hunger Center (www.hungercenter.org/) is a non-profit, anti-hunger training organization founded by former Rep. Tony Hall and located in Washington D.C.
New Hampshire Dietetic Association is a state affiliate of the American Dietetic Association and provides trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information.
Food Resource Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national non-profit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
Share Our Strength (SOS) is a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.
211 is a free and confidential service that provides information about health and human services available throughout New Hampshire. Dial 2-1-1 from any New Hampshire phone or visit www.211nh.org.
Sesame Street's Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget series is a bilingual, multimedia program designed to help support families who have children between the ages of 2 and 8 and are coping with uncertain or limited access to affordable and nutritious food.
Click here to go to a page where you can download lists of our current registered food pantries and soup kitchens. Please, if you or someone you know needs help, look at these lists and call an agency in your area for help.