New Hampshire Food Bank sets giveaway record
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Food Bank officials say they distributed a record 11 million pounds of food in 2014.
Officials say that represents a 29 percent increase over last year and translates into more than nine million meals.
The New Hampshire Food Bank provides food and other resources to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, children's and senior's programs and other hunger relief partner agencies throughout the state.
Food bank officials say the increased distribution was needed to meet an increase in the number of people - one in nine men, women and children - who don't know when or where their next meal will come from.
Also in 2014, the food bank celebrated its 30th year of operation.