• The Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for food distribution, but as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NH Food Bank received one-time funding through the CARES Act.
  • Since the spread of COVID-19 there are approximately 1 in 7 men, women and children in New Hampshire who are food insecure, meaning they do not know when or where their next meal will come from. *
  • A projected 71,000 additional people are food insecure and in total more than 197,000 across the state, a 57% increase. *
  • In New Hampshire, an estimated 21-23% of children are living in food insecure environments due to COVID-19. *

*These statistics are a result of Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap study and estimated projections of local impact due to COVID-19.

NHFB 2019 Reports

  • More than 14.2 million pounds distributed.
  • 12,923,938 total meals delivered from all programs.
  • 116,490 RFS Meals Distributed.
  • 15,307 pounds of produced distributed from NHFB Production Garden.
  • 15,872 volunteer hours logged.
  • 434 Cooking Matters Signature Course participants.
  • 276 Cooking Matters at the Store participants.

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Overall US Poverty Statistics

  • The official poverty rate in 2017 was 12.3 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from 12.7 percent in 206. This is the second consecutive annual decline in poverty. Since 2014, the poverty rate has fallen 2.5 percentage points from 14.8 percent to 12.3 percent.
  • In 2017 there were 39.7 million people in poverty.
  • Between 2016 and 2017, the poverty rate for adults aged 18 to 64 declined 0.4 percentage points, from 11.6 percent to 11.2 percent, while poverty rates for individuals under age 18 and for people aged 65 and older were not statistically different from 2016.
  • Between 2016 and 2017, peo­ple with at least a bachelor’s degree were the only group to have an increase in the poverty rate or the number of people in poverty. Among this group, the poverty rate increased 0.3 percentage points and the number in poverty increased by 363,000 individuals between 2016 and 2017. Even with this increase, among educational attainment groups, people with at least a bachelor’s degree had the lowest poverty rates in 2017.

*Information taken from the U.S. Census Bureau website.

Poverty and Hunger in New Hampshire*

People Quick Facts New Hampshire USA
Population, 2019 estimate 1,359,711 328,239,523
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2014-2018 36.5% 31.5%%
Persons with a disability, under age 65 years, 2014-2018 8.8% 8.6%
Home ownership rate, 2014-2018 71.7% 63.8%
Households, 2014-2018 528,078 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.46% 2.63%
Median household income, 2014-2018 $74,057 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months, 2014-2018 $38,548 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent, 7.6% 12.3%
Persons per square mile, 2010 147.0% 11.8%.4%

*Information taken from the U.S. Census Bureau website.