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NH Gov. to highlight need for food bank donations


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. John Lynch will be making a visit to the New Hampshire Food Bank in hopes of shining a spotlight on the need for donations.

Summer is perennially a tough season for the food bank and food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the state, as people tend to focus more on vacations than donations.

Food Bank Executive Director Mel Gosselin says the problem of hunger in New Hampshire is a growing one. She said one in nine New Hampshire residents don't know where their next meal is coming from, up from one out of 10 last year.

Gosselin says the ideal donation is cash, because the food bank can purchase bulk food at wholesale prices.

Lynch will visit the food bank's Manchester headquarters Thursday morning at 11 a.m.


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