NH Food Bank Kicks-Off Nothing Campaign April 11, in partnership with Citizens Bank
There are 135,730 people in New Hampshire that do not know when or where their next meal will come from, and of that 41,350 are children.* For many, it is a choice between medical care, paying their rent, utilities, heat or buying food. Unfortunately, the numbers continue to rise. In the past 8 years alone, the NH Food Bank has increased food distribution from 4.5 million pounds to nearly 13 million pounds in 2016. Fortunately, things do not have to be this way.
We live in one of the richest countries in the world, and have more than enough food to feed everyone. It’s just a matter of enough of us making the decision to help. While some think that nothing can be done to solve the issue of hunger, the NH Food Bank believes that we can all do something to ensure everyone in the state has enough food to eat.
Nothing is a stark reality for hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire residents every day, but today, Nothing is also a way to help end hunger in NH. The New Hampshire Food Bank, in partnership with Citizens Bank®, has come together with NH grocery partners in the fight against hunger and want to get individuals, businesses and organizations involved in the effort as well.
Do Something About Nothing
In partnership with Citizens Bank and with the support of NH Food Bank’s grocery partners, Granite Staters can help make a difference, starting April 11th and through May 31th purchase Nothing cans for $5 at participating Hannaford®, Harvest Market®, Market Basket®, Shaw’s®, Sully’s Superette® in Allenstown and Goffstown and Vista Foods® in Laconia. Each Nothing can purchased will provide 10 meals, and cans filled with generous donations can help provide 60 meals to your neighbor that faces hunger every day.
*Reported from Map the Meal Gap, Feeding America. 2015.
What: NH 5th Annual Nothing Campaign