New report analyzes Monadnock Region food access

The Monadnock Region Food Access Analysis provides a comprehensive analysis of assets and gaps in children’s and families’ food security programs in the Monadnock Region. The analysis was conducted by Southwest Region Planning Commission during the spring of 2021 on behalf of the Monadnock Children’s Food Access Alliance (Alliance). A newly published report includes the […]

Growing community health and wealth through food

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, independent grocers in the Northeast were forced to adapt their businesses seemingly overnight. Simultaneously, food insecure shoppers faced increasing challenges to feeding their families. As founder and CEO at Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman wrote in his May 2020 op-ed, “This pandemic is giving […]

Six organizations awarded Spring 2021 grants

In its Spring grant round the Foundation awarded six organizations support totaling $210,000. Recipients included: Amoskeag Health, Manchester – $60,000 over three years to combine home visiting with increased access to food through awareness of federally funded nutrition programs and cooking classes. Granite United Way – $20,000 for SNAP enrollment training for agency staff in […]

Preparing for the Child Health Surge

Free, virtual event, May 26, 2021 // THE PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS ON THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN While the pandemic has affected our society at all levels, what are the short and long-term effects of social isolation and household financial stress on young children expected to be? And how might we strategize now to help children and […]

Regional planners launch interactive map of recreation sites

Fosters Daily Democrat – April 29, 2021 // STRAFFORD — Strafford Regional Planning Commission has announced the launch of its Promoting Outdoor Play (POP!) online tool, which is an interactive map of over 300 publicly accessible recreation sites spread amongst the 18 communities in the SRPC region. Funded by the NH Children’s Health Foundation, SRPC has […]