NH Food Bank to receive $660,000 grant

Jan. 23—The nonprofit New Hampshire Food Bank will receive more than $660,000 to expand access to fresh produce for food insecure people living in the state.

The organization said the money is part of a $4.8 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant awarded to the New England Nutrition Incentive Collaborative.

The funding will be used to open four new retail locations, two new farmers markets and a pilot community-supported agriculture program.

The program will provide financial incentives for food stamp recipients to purchase produce.

Over three years, the New England collaborative hopes to increase the number and variety of outlets accepting food stamps. The effort will also support regional farms, the Food Bank said in a news release.

The effort will be led by nonprofit organization Farm Fresh Rhode Island.