Grant funding supports purchase of more than 6,600 pounds of dairy product

MANCHESTER, NH—The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, recently received an $11,900 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to purchase more than 6,600 pounds of sliced American cheese. Dairy products are in significant demand from the New Hampshire Food Bank’s network of more than 425 partner agencies across the state.

“This generous donation from the Lincoln Financial Foundation is making a substantial impact on our ability to provide our partners with critical dairy products, which can be very difficult to procure,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “Over the past five years, the Lincoln Financial Foundation has provided us with more than $51,000.00 in grant funding to support our programming and our efforts to provide nutritious food to those most in need in the Granite State. We are extremely grateful for its continued support.” 

The New Hampshire Food Bank, which receives no state or federal funding for food distribution, delivers nutritious food to more than 425 partner agencies statewide, including food pantries, soup kitchens, afterschool programs, senior centers and other nonprofit feeding programs. During 2017, the New Hampshire Food Bank distributed 13.7 million pounds of food to its partners. This year, due to the growing demand, the New Hampshire Food Bank expects to distribute more than 14 million pounds of food.

Caption: The New Hampshire Food Bank recently received an $11,900 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to purchase more than 6,600 pounds of sliced American cheese. Pictured here, from left to right, Eileen Liponis, executive director, New Hampshire Food Bank; Byron Champlin, program officer, Lincoln Financial Foundation; and Nancy Mellitt, director of development, New Hampshire Food Bank, pose with American cheese.