Food Access Programs + Resources

Learn more about the various programs and resources New Hampshire offers to ensure all Granite Staters have enough nutritious food to eat. Click the logo or photo to learn more!

The SNAP Program is about good nutrition and health. It provides eligible people with benefits to buy food items at grocery stores, farmers markets and other approved food retailers.
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is one method used to deliver benefits by the Bureau of Family Assistance (BFA). Benefits automatically transfer to accounts that have been set up for food and cash assistance programs.
All EBT shoppers can ask about Double Up Food Bucks at participating grocers and get 50% OFF fruits and vegetables.
Granite State Market Match is a program of the New Hampshire Nutrition Incentive Network led by the New Hampshire Food Bank that doubles SNAP/EBT benefits for fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets.
Nutrition Connections is a no-cost, hands-on nutrition education program that provides limited-resource families the knowledge and skills they need for better health. Nutrition Connections is New Hampshire’s home for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). We offer these programs at no cost to low-income families.
Cooking Matters New Hampshire is a program of The New Hampshire Food Bank inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices and meals on a budget.
The New Hampshire Food Bank feeds hungry people by soliciting and effectively distributing grocery products and perishable foods, and offering innovative programs through a statewide network of approved agencies; by advocating for systemic change; and by educating the public about the nature of, and solutions to, problems of hunger in New Hampshire.
Gather serves those in our community experiencing hunger providing nutritious food through innovative distribution programs, like their Pantry Market, in addition to nutrition education and recipes for healthy living.
Use the map to find locations where free or low cost food is offered, volunteers are needed, and donations are accepted. UNH Extension and Nutrition Connections worked with the public assistance community to create this online platform that enables organizations to offer their services and share their needs with the public.
The NH Department of Education’s Office of Nutrition Programs and Services provides educational leadership, program technical assistance, federal and state funding and general services that promote and fund health, nutritional daily needs of children and adults and nutrition education for all program participants through the administration of USDA Child Nutrition Services in New Hampshire schools, institutes and summer programs, including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
The New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong.
Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County (HCMOW) works with licensed kitchens in Manchester, NH and Woburn, MA to produce and deliver over 7,300 nutritious meals each week to nutrition site locations and community dining locations throughout Hillsborough County where they are served to older adults in community dining centers or delivered to older, homebound and disabled adults.
NH Gleans is a network of regional organizations that recover fresh produce from farms, gardens, and orchards and distribute it through community agencies in order to conserve resources, avoid waste, and increase access to healthy food. 


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“Kitchen Education: Cooking Meals on a Budget” via GRILLIO