Mission/Vision

Our Mission: We advocate for the improvement of food security of vulnerable New Hampshire families and provide education for policy makers.

Our Vision: We envision a state where encouragement to end family food insecurity and hunger is accomplished by encouraging and assisting partners in finding solutions. 

 

Our Board

Elaine VanDyke

Elaine VanDyke

Board Member

From holding state, private and educational positions Elaine mixes over 30 years of professional experience with a lifetime of personal experience in finding child nutrition solutions.

Marianne Barter

Marianne Barter

Board Member

Marianne brings close to 20 years of state and local Early Childhood Education experience to helping solve child nutrition concerns in the state.

Elaine Wilson

Elaine Wilson

Board Member

Specializing in children with disabilities, Elaine brings her skills, honed over many stops across the country, to finding solutions to food insecurity for NH children.

Reggie Baird

Reggie Baird

Board Member

From his early days fighting to gain educational opportunities for children in Grenada, Lt. Cmdr. Baird has dedicated his life to serving. He now turns his eye toward finding solutions to NH children’s food insecurity.

Andy Beaupre

Andy Beaupre

Board Member

As an entrepreneur, Andy has dedicated himself to developing solutions. His guidance and mentoring focus is now working to improve the lives of NH children.

 

Who are our partners?

The joy of being a small organization has many positive aspects, but one of the most critical is the ability to be nimble to the need.

We evaluate our advocate efforts based on a number of trend reviews. From these reviews, we are able to determine our next effort in partnering with others. NH Hunger Solutions is able to assemble a group of organizations who have a shared interest in advocating to accomplishing our present goals.

Over the 3 years of NH Hunger Solutions’ existence, we have assembled, retained, and developed strength from existing coalitions that align with our goals and objectives. But often we find solutions by gathering groups to address a current need.

Advocacy Partners

The (Keene) Community Kitchen

Provides meals to those in need and partners with other agencies offering cooking workshops, classes, and recipes to the food-insecure population.

Friends of Mascoma School District (FOM)

Supplies its four school buildings with supplemental snacks and brings healthy food options to those students who use the MVR High School pantry.

Keene Housing Authority

Provides and advocates for affordable housing and supportive services that strengthen and empower low and moderate income households in the Monadnock region.

New England Dairy and Food Council

Supported by the dairy farmers of New England and Eastern New York, helps professionals make informed decisions regarding nutrition recommendations and school programs.

NH Department of Education

Committed to helping students, parents, and educators who meet the educational needs of each student, including the administration of the USDA School Meal suite of programs.

NH Department of Health and Human Services

Through the Food Stamp/SNAP Program, provides eligible people with benefits to buy food items at grocery stores, farmers markets, and other approved food retailers. Offers beneficiaries educational opportunities to learn more about purchasing and preparing nutritious meals.

NH Food Alliance Network

The NH Food Alliance goal is to influence the future of the emerging state local food economy with the intent to build a food system that works for NH people, businesses, communities and environment.

NH Food Bank

Solicits and effectively distributes grocery products and perishable foods to New Hampshire’s food-insecure population. Offers innovative programs through a statewide network of approved agencies.

NH Legal Aid

Assists low-income individuals in finding free legal help in New Hampshire by offering information, advice, legal representation, and referrals.

School Nutrition Association of NH

Works to ensure all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education.

Seacoast Food Pantry Network

A group of food pantries and soup kitchens which provide emergency food for residents of New Hampshire and Southern Maine.

University of New Hampshire

Through the Sustainability Institute, acts as a catalyst, convener, and champion of sustainability ideas and actions across and beyond the University of New Hampshire.

Funding Partners

Hannaford Logo

Offers fresh foods and a variety of products in its supermarkets across New England

Visit the Hannaford website

Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation

Provides grants to nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley region

No Kid Hungry Logo

National campaign working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world

Visit No Kid Hungry website

Share Our Strenth

Share Our Strength cares about our children in NH even in the summer months, not just during the school year. We are happy to report that again, SOS has generously provided funds for our work of advocating, educating and improving participation for our NH children.

Visit Share our Strength website

FRAC logo

Works to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States

Visit FRAC website

Albertsons Companies Foundation

Supports causes that impact the lives of customers who shop at its grocery chains

Visit Albertsons Companies Foundation website

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