Feeding America data – what hunger looks like in NH

What Hunger Looks Like in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire

122,860 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 31,640 are children.

1 in 11 people struggles with hunger.

1 in 8 children struggles with hunger.

People facing hunger in the Granite State are estimated to report needing $69,502,000 more per year to meet their food needs.

The average cost of a meal in New Hampshire is $3.31.

Charitable programs are unable to fully support those struggling with hunger. The combination of charity and government assistance programs are necessary to help bridge the meal gap.

SNAP, formerly food stamps, provides temporary help for people going through hard times – providing supplemental money to buy food until they can get back on their feet.

In New Hampshire,

40.6% of households receiving SNAP benefits have children
distributed through
SNAP generated
$172,498,708 in economic activity*.

*Economists estimate that every dollar a household redeems through SNAP generates about $1.70 in economic activity.

Data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2019 study.

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