NHEC awards $20,000 grant to NH Food Bank

PLYMOUTH — A $20,000 grant awarded by the New Hampshire  Electric Co-op Foundation to the New Hampshire Food Bank will be dispersed to 33 food pantries across the state. The donation is being awarded in the form of an account credit at the NH Food Bank, where pantries can shop at prices that are often much lower than local grocery stores.

The NHEC Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the NH Food Bank. Since it was formed in 2006, the Foundation has granted nearly $400,000 to the NH Food Bank to help New Hampshire residents in need.

"This year the Foundation Board of Trustees wanted to make an even greater impact to those directly served by New Hampshire Electric Co-op," said Board Chair Sharon Davis. "By giving each pantry an account credit, this allows them to purchase the items they really need at a much lower cost through the NH Food Bank."

Thirty-three food pantries that serve NHEC members in eight counties across the state will receive a portion of the grant, including:

Belknap County: Alton, Barnstead, Gilmanton. Meredith, Sanbornton, Tilton.

Carroll County: Moultonborough, Wolfeboro.

Grafton County: Campton, Danbury, Plymouth.

Merrimack County: Franklin.