Food Insecurity

Improving Food Insecurity for At-Risk Populations

Food Insecurity

Improving Food Insecurity for At-Risk Populations

Nearly 95,000 NH residents across all corners of the state face food insecurity every day. This includes seniors unable to access enough food because of limited resources and growing levels of isolation, veterans who are struggling to afford basic needs or individuals and families who are unable to make ends meet.

Our goal is to improve food security with three specific populations – homebound seniors in Greater Manchester and Greater Nashua, veterans facing homelessness and hardship, and NH residents who work with our Community Services program to improve their overall financial situations.

Why This Matters

  • Here in New Hampshire, 94,450 residents face hunger on a daily basis.

  • Approximately 10,300 seniors in New Hampshire are at risk of food insecurity. Inadequate access to nutritious food threatens their physical health and overall well-being.

  • Approximately 11% of US veterans between the ages of 18 to 64 lived in households reporting food insecurity.

Our Response

Monthly delivery of free groceries to homebound and low-income seniors, many of whom struggle to afford enough food and cannot reliably access food.

Assistance with food and other essentials, through a dedicated pantry for veterans who struggle to afford basic needs.

Financial assistance and case management for individuals and families whose economic situations prevent them from having enough food to live a healthy life.

Results & Impact

In the past year:


pounds of food were delivered to homebound seniors in Greater Manchester and Greater Nashua through the CareGivers Caring Cupboard program.


food items were distributed to local veterans through Liberty House's pantry.


of local seniors, many living on limited incomes, are now able to afford prescriptions, utilities and other costs as a result of Caring Cupboard food deliveries.

Our Programs


CareGivers helps provide access to food, key medical needs and other forms of support for homebound seniors in Greater Manchester, Greater Nashua and the Lakes Region, most of whom have limited access to basic needs.

Liberty House

Liberty House offers substance-free housing and connections to various community resources for veterans who are either homeless or face insecure housing. Our on-site pantry provides assistance with food, clothing and other essential needs.

Community Services

Our Community Services program assists those living in hardship with case management, Life Plans and support systems that work towards sustainable solutions for building stable lives. This includes assistance for individuals who lack a sufficient income to make ends meet, families without adequate access to food, housing and clothing, seniors who are unable to heat their homes for the winter, and those facing mental health challenges or poor physical health.

The New Hampshire Food Bank

The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH, distributes millions of pounds of food annually to more than 400 partner agencies statewide – and is in turn feeding hundreds of thousands of households – while also addressing the root causes of hunger through culinary training programs, mobile food pantries and other innovative programs.

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