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 11% of children are living in food insecure environments.
  • The Food Bank works with more than 425 partner agencies throughout the state.

NHFB 2017 Reports

  • Nearly 13.7 million pounds distributed.
  • 11,556,057 total meals delivered from all programs.
  • 19,600 volunteer hours logged.
  • 670 Cooking Matters Signature Course participants.
  • 387 Cooking Matters at the Store participants.

Did you know?*

  • The official poverty rate in 2016 was 12.7 percent, down 0.8 percentage points from 13.5 percent in 2015. This is the second consecutive annual decline in poverty. Since 2014, the poverty rate has fallen 2.1 percentage points from 14.8 percent to 12.7 percent.
  • In 2016 there were 40.6 million people in poverty, 2.5 million fewer than in 2015 and 6.0 million fewer than in 2014.
  • The poverty rate in 2016 (12.7 percent) was not significantly higher than the poverty rate in 2007 (12.5 percent), the year before the most recent recession.
  • No demographic group included in Table 3 experienced an increase in its poverty rate between 2015 and 2016.
  • For most demographic groups, the number of people in poverty decreased from 2015. Adults aged 65 and older were the only population group shown in Table 3 to experience an increase in the number of people in poverty.
  • Between 2015 and 2016, the poverty rate for children under age 18 declined from 19.7 to 18.0 percent. The poverty rate for adults aged 18-64 declined from 12.4 to 11.6 percent. The poverty rate for adults aged 65 and older was 9.3 percent in 2016, not statistically different from the rate in 2015.

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

Poverty and Hunger in New Hampshire*

People Quick Facts New Hampshire USA
Population, 2009 estimate 1,324,575 307,006,550
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 28.7% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 193,893 49,746,248
Home ownershop rate, 2000 69.7% 66.2%
Households, 2000 474,606 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.53 2.59
Median household income, 2008 $63,235 $52,029
Per capita income, 1999 $23,844 $21,587
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008 7.8% 13.2%
Persons per square mile, 2000 137.8 79.6

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