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Governor Brings Attention to Food Bank Shortages

Thursday, Governor John Lynch issued a proclamation declaring September “Hunger Action Month.”

The New Hampshire Food Bank has been experiencing a food shortage in recent years.

Governor Lynch declared the month of September to be “Hunger Action Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the shortage.

“Each year, more than 143,000 individuals in New Hampshire rely on food being provided by the Food Bank.”

Melanie Gosselin, the Executive Director of the Food Bank, says the needs are still great for many in New Hampshire.

“Last year we were serving one in ten in the state. This year we’re serving one in nine, in New Hampshire. One in nine, meaning, they are food insecure. They don’t know where their next meal is coming from.”

The New Hampshire Food Bank has also been raising money to pay the balance of its new Manchester facility. It moved to its present location two years ago today.

Before becoming a reporter for NHPR, Ryan devoted many months interning with The Exchange team, helping to produce their daily talk show. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester with a major in Politics and Society and a minor in Communication Arts. While in school, he also interned for a DC-based think tank. His interests include science fiction and international relations. Ryan is a life-long Manchester resident.

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