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No Kid Hungry & National Governors Association statistics about childhood hunger in the Granite State

The state of New Hampshire childhood hunger

Overview: Childhood Hunger in New Hampshire

Hunger affects children in New Hampshire. This hunger is felt by kids in cities, in the suburbs, and in rural areas. Food insecurity may look different in different homes. In some, the pantry may be completely bare. In others, families are making choices between paying the heating bill and buying groceries. In many, mom or dad is skipping dinner so kids can eat.

41,350 kids in New Hampshire struggle with hunger.

15.5% – one in every 7 kids is affected.

Federal and state nutrition programs are a critical solution. Across the nation, Governors who have prioritized these crucial programs have seen positive results, as more kids are able to get consistent, reliable access to the food they need.

School Breakfast – 40.9%

The school breakfast program is only reaching 40.9% of kids who are eating a free or reduced-price lunch in New Hampshire.ii

Summer Meals – 13.5%

The summer meals program is only reaching 13.5% of kids who are eating a free or reduced-price lunch in New Hampshire.

After School Meals – 10.7%

The after school meals program is only reaching 10.7% of kids who are eating a free or reduced-price lunch in New Hampshire.iv

Resources: Hunger Statistics

  1. Hunger: Feeding America, “Child Food Insecurity,” 2016.
  2. Breakfast: FRAC, “School Breakfast Scorecard,” 2017.
  3. Summer: FRAC, “Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation,” 2016.
  4. After School: No Kid Hungry, “Afterschool Meals History and Trends,” 2016.