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N.H. Food Bank receives more than a ton of cheddar cheese

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Monitor staff
Monday, December 24, 2018

Cheese Louise, that’s a lot of cheddar.

The New Hampshire Food Bank recently received a hefty donation of 2,760 pounds of cheddar cheese to help feed hungry families across the state.

The cheese was donated by Catholic Charities USA, through its partnership with Dairy Pricing Association, a grassroots dairy farmer organization that donates excess dairy products to humanitarian causes. They were able to provide 40,000 pounds of Wisconsin Cheddar cheese to regional food banks and food pantries around the country. 

In New Hampshire, the donation will support the one in nine residents who are food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from. The New Hampshire Food Bank has already distributed the cheese throughout its network of more than 425 partner agencies across the state.

“This donation comes at a critical time as thousands of New Hampshire families are struggling to make ends meet, and we are tremendously grateful for this support,” said Eileen Groll Liponis, executive director, New Hampshire Food Bank.

The New Hampshire Food Bank distributed nearly 13.7 million pounds of food to its partners across the state during 2017. To meet the growing demand, the New Hampshire Food Bank expects to deliver more than 14 million pounds of food by the end of this year.