Helping farmers, grocers and families thrive in rural New Hampshire

Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), a signature program of Fair Food Network, helps those in need get access to healthy, nutritious food. Double Up matches SNAP (or food-stamp) dollars spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of its work supporting this growing national field, Fair Food Network is sharing tools, lessons learned, and […]

The potential impacts of proposed SNAP eligibility and work requirement changes on food insecurity

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s new analysis, The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity, reviews the current success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the risks posed, especially to children, by these proposed federal policy changes. SNAP provides tens of thousands of Granite Staters with means […]

Case study: A Community Comes Together to Protect its Children

MANCHESTER N.H. — Police departments throughout the country respond to thousands of troubling incidents at residences each year where young children are present. These include domestic violence situations, overdoses, sexual assaults and suicide threats. A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like these may suffer life-long effects. […]

Addressing the shortage of oral health care in Northern NH

Innovative program brings dental care directly to children A “portable” dental program operated by a nonprofit organization has innovated the delivery of preventive dental care to vulnerable children in the least populated and most remote region of the Granite State. Dubbed the “Molar Express,” the program has been providing oral health care to North Country […]

Hillsborough Kids May Have Safer Routes to Play

– Project evaluates how children can get more safely to parks and playgrounds –   Parks and trails are an important part of any community. They provide safe healthy places to play and explore. In a well-designed community, homes, parks, stores and schools are connected by safe walking and biking routes. Safe routes encourage children […]

Foundation Investment Yields Meaningful Return

A recent $3,600 grant by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation generated $800,000 in federal grant funding for the City of Manchester to provide services to children exposed to traumatic events. The foundation funded a grant writer for the city to apply for funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to […]