Statistics

  • 139,730 individuals are food insecure in NH.
  • About 1 in 9 individuals in the state are food insecure.
  • 41,350 children under the age of 18 are food insecure in NH.
  • 1 in 5 children in New Hampshire are food insecure.
  • The Food Bank works with more than 400 partner agencies throughout the state.

NHFB 2016 Reports

  • 12.7 million pounds of food distributed.
  • 10,767,198 total meals delivered from all programs.
  • 18,460 volunteer hours logged.
  • 555 Cooking Matters Signature Course Participants.
  • 345 Cooking Matters at the Store Participants.

Did you know?*

  • The official poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3% – up from 13.2% in 2008. This was the second statistically significant annual increase in the poverty rate since 2004.
  • In 2009, 43.6 million people were in poverty, up from 39.8 million in 2008 – the third consecutive annual increase in the number of people in poverty.
  • Between 2008 and 2009, the poverty rate increasedfor non-Hispanic Whites (from 8.6% to 9.4%), for Blacks (from 24.7% to 25.8%), and for Hispanics (from 23.2% to 25.3%). For Asians, the 2009 poverty rate (12.5%) was not statistically different from the 2008 poverty rate.
  • The poverty rate in 2009 (14.3%) was the highest poverty rate since 1994 but was 8.1 percentage points lower than the poverty rate in 1959, the first year for which poverty estimates are available.
  • The number of people in poverty in 2009 (43.6 million) is the largest number in the 51 years for which poverty estimates have been published.
  • Between 2008 and 2009, the poverty rate increased for children under the age of 18 (from 19.0% to 20.7%) and people aged 18 to 64 (from 11.7% to 12.9%), but decreased for people aged 65 and older (from 9.7% to 8.9%).

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


Poverty and Hunger in New Hampshire*

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