"Serving New Hampshire Together" Highlights Importance of Volunteerism

MANCHESTER - U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Brown visited the New Hampshire Food Bank today to learn more about their daily efforts to fight hunger and provide essential resources for families in need.  Brown's visit to the the Food Bank was the first in a series of “Serving New Hampshire Together” stops to support our communities and encourage volunteerism.
“Hunger remains a serious issue for New Hampshire families, and we are lucky to have the support and efficiency of such a well-run food bank to assist those in need and make sure fewer people go to bed hungry,” said Brown.  “I applaud the hard work and efforts of the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to distribute nourishment to every corner of the Granite State and help more families get back on their feet.”
The New Hampshire Food Bank, operated by New Hampshire Catholic Charities, is the only food bank in the state and serves as critical distributor and supplier for nearly 40 percent of local hunger relief agencies, including mobile food pantries.  Last year, the Food Bank provided over 8.5 millions pounds of food to over 400 non-profit food agencies across the state. 
“We are very proud of what we do every day to help fight hunger in New Hampshire. It inspires us to be able to inform and educate others about the continued need in our state and we appreciate Scott Brown spending time with us to learn about the New Hampshire Food Bank and what its role is in the fight to eliminate hunger in New Hampshire,” said Bruce Wilson, Director of Operations at the New Hampshire Food Bank.
In addition to distributing nourishment across the state, the Food Bank also runs the Recipe for Success programs designed to fight the root causes of hunger and help individuals lead more self-sufficient lifestyles and gain valuable skill-sets to improve quality of life.