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The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) distributes fresh produce to more than 4,200 low income New Hampshire seniors each summer. This summer the program runs from July 17 through September 15.

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Food pantries located in the three Rockingham County Outreach Offices provide food allotments to households facing severe economic hardship in areas where other locally-based food pantries are under-stocked or unavailable.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

AGES:  All
INCOME GUIDELINES: Clients must be under 185% Federal Poverty Guidelines to receive TEFAP food; no income eligibility for private donations
GEOGRAPHIC AREA:  Rockingham County
PROGRAM COST:  No Cost

Contact a local Food Panty or call (603) 474-3507 for more information

SNHS Outreach Office Food Pantry Locations (Rockingham County Only)

  • Raymond Food Pantry
    55 Prescott Rd., Raymond
    (603) 895-2303 Fax: (603) 895-2330
  • Seabrook Food Pantry
    146 Lafayette Rd. Seabrook NH
    (603) 474-3507 Fax: (603) 474-8728 Toll-Free (800) 979-3507
  • Salem Outreach Office Food Pantry
    85 Stiles Rd., Ste. 103
    (603) 893-9172 Fax: (603) 912-5632 Toll-Free (800) 939-9172
Food Pantries

Food pantries located in three Rockingham County Outreach Offices provide food allotments to households facing severe economic hardship in areas where other locally-based food pantries are under-stocked or unavailable.

community gardensCommunity Gardens offer local residents greater access to fresh, local produce, lower grocery bill and an increased sense of community

Southern New Hampshire Services oversees county garden plots located in Goffstown. Income eligible residents can receive a plot free of charge; for the rest of the community a plot can be provided at a nominal fee. Benefits of the program include greater access to fresh local produce, lower grocery bill and an increased sense of community. Generally 40 plots are made available each year.

For more information contact:

Valerine Carignan, WIC Director
(603) 668-8010, ext. 6045
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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including the elderly, by providing emergency food assistance at no cost. A program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), TEFAP provides bulk commodities of food to food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and non-profit charitable organizations throughout Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

AGES:  All Ages
INCOME GUIDELINES:  Income guidelines are determined by the organization distributing TEFAP food
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties
PROGRAM COST:  No Cost

Contact The Emergency Food Assistance Program for more information at (603) 668-8010

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:
The explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights legislation and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program of activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

CACFP Sponsorship is available to Family Child Care Homes, Child Care Centers, and Adult Care Centers to receive reimbursement for the meals that they serve to the children and adults in their care. Southern New Hampshire Services is a sponsor of the program for the State of New Hampshire.

The following information provides details about the services provided to Child Care Centers and Family Care Homes. If you are interested in information about the Adult Care Program, please contact the CACFP Coordinator (contact info below).

How does CACFP work?

FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES/CHILD CARE CENTERS

  • We will use existing financial documentation to determine your eligibility for either Tier I or Tier II status for Family Day Care Homes. For Child Care Center, we will use Family Income.
  • You will use the educational resources provided to prepare and serve USDA approved  meals to the children in your care.
  • You will receive a reimbursement check at the following rates:

2014/2015 Reimbursement Rates:

Family Day Care Home
MEAL TIER I TIER II
Breakfast $1.31 $ .48
Lunch/Supper $2.47 $1.49
Snack $.73 $ .20
Child Care Center
MEAL Free Reduced Paid
Breakfast $1.62 $1.31 $ .28
Lunch/Supper $2.98 $2.58 $ .28
Snack $ .82 $ .41 $ .07

CACFP Benefits:

  • Money back for food expenses
  • Nutrition know how from trained professionals
  • Quarterly newsletter
SNHS Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Minute Menu
  • Health Educator/Nutritionist
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Annual Trainings
CACFP eligibility requirements:

  • Be licensed, license exempt or  registered family child care provider
  • Enroll children under the age of 13
  • Keep daily attendance records
  • Maintain menu record & meal attendance
Participating in Child and Adult Care Food Program is Win! Win! Win! for everyone…

  • You WIN because the financial reimbursement helps with your food  expenses
  • The children WIN because they are eating nutritious meals and snacks
  • Your childcare business WINS  because families  will appreciate knowing that their children are receiving well-balanced meals
With money back, it makes sense for you to apply!

For more information contact:
Amy Allen, CACFP Coordinator
(603) 895-2303, ext. 20

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:
The explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights legislation and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program of activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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