Promoting the Food Stamp Program here in NH
Why should your organization partner with the Food Bank to help promote Food Stamps?
- In these tough times, demand for nutrition assistance goes up but the resources available to administer the programs go down
- By using a mobile benefit worker, low-income individuals and families will have more choice as to where they receive services
- Food Stamps help low-income individuals and families, stretch food dollars, put food on the table for children, keep senior family members independent, and help transition individuals and families into self-sufficiency
- Social service offices could benefit from slightly reduced workload
- Use of non-state resources helps compensate for reduced state resources
- Food Stamps help local communities generate economic activity - every $5 in food stamp benefits generates $9.20 in total community spending
- Food Stamps help local businesses and workers achieve their highest performance level - employees whose food needs are met at home take fewer sick days and are more productive
What can you do?
Every day, children and adults throughout New Hampshire go to bed hungry, which negatively impacts their health and well-being. Hunger and undernourishment can affect the health of any person, but children and older adults are particularly vulnerable.
If you know of someone that is having trouble putting food on the table, tell them about the Food Stamp program and:
- Have our Food Stamp Outreach Coordinator set up office hours at your facility
- Help promote the outreach event
- Display the Food Stamp poster at your facility (click to download a copy in English or Spanish)
For more information, or to set up an appointment, please contact:
SNAP Outreach Coordinator
New Hampshire Food Bank
(603) 669-9725 ext. 124
For more information about New Hampshire's Food Stamp Program,
go to www.dhhs.nh.gov or call Client Services at (800) 852-4238 or (603) 271-4238
How can I help?
Looking for more information?
Visit the Contact Us page to contact the appropriate staff member, or call us at
Monday - Thursday 8am to 3pm
Friday 8am to 2 pm
Monday - Thursday 8am to 4pm
Friday 8am to 2pm