Statistics

  • 1 in 9 men, women and children in the Granite State are food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from.
  • In New Hampshire, approximately 12% of children are living in food insecure environments.
  • Nearly 6% of seniors are food insecure in New Hampshire
  • The Food Bank works with more than 425 partner agencies throughout the state.

NHFB 2018 Reports

  • More than 14.1 million pounds distributed.
  • 11,923,938 total meals delivered from all programs.
  • 123,722 RFS Meals Distributed.
  • 15,307 pounds of produced distributed from NHFB Production Garden.
  • 19,732 volunteer hours logged.
  • 418 Cooking Matters Signature Course participants.
  • 554 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, 2018 estimate 1,356,458 327,167,434
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2013-2017 36.0% 30.9%
Persons with a disability, under age 65 years,2013-2017 8.8% 8.7%
Home ownership rate, 2013-2017 70.7% 63.8%
Households, 2013-2017 526,710 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.45 2.63
Median household income, 2013-2017 $71,305 $52,652
Per capita income, 2013-2017 $36,914 $31,177
Persons below poverty level, percent, 7.7% 12.3%
Persons per square mile, 2010 147.0 87.4

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