Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack) is helping to fight hunger, and its root causes, with a $10,000 donation to New Hampshire Food Bank. The contribution will not only feed families and individuals across the Granite State, it will also support programming and education to those in need.
“It’s important to give back to the state’s only Food Bank as food insecurity numbers continue to rise,” said Linda Lorden, President of The Merrimack. “The New Hampshire Food Bank works with more than 400 agencies in all 10 counties to help provide our neighbors nutritious meals.”
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), an estimated 6.2% of New Hampshire residents experienced food insecurity from 2020 to 2022.
“We’re incredibly grateful for The Merrimack’s generous donation,” said Nancy Mellitt, Director of Development, New Hampshire Food Bank. “Every donation makes a difference and goes toward our ultimate goal of eliminating hunger and improving the quality of life for New Hampshire residents.”
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. In 2023, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed more than 16.3 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org.