About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The Mission of the New Hampshire Food Bank is to feed hungry people by soliciting and effectively distributing grocery products and perishable foods, and offering innovative programs through a statewide network of approved agencies; by advocating for systemic change; and by educating the public about the nature of, and solutions to, problems of hunger in New Hampshire.
What is a Food Bank?
A food bank is the center of food collection and distribution in a community. In essence, food banks collect, sort and re-distribute food to the community. Traditionally, a food bank does not distribute food directly to those in need. Instead, food banks serve an extensive network of organizations in their respective communities. These organizations serve one part of the community and know the needs of the people there. Therefore, working together, the food bank and the community organization can serve a greater number of people in the most efficient way.
At the New Hampshire Food Bank, a significant portion of our food donations come through Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. Feeding America solicits product donations from national companies such as Con-Agra, Kellogg’s, Nabisco and others, which are then allocated to over 200 food banks across the country.