Access to healthy food is critical to the well-being of young and old alike. In uncertain economic times, many local residents face the challenge of putting food on their tables. Southern New Hampshire Services is able to expand the availability of healthy food through a variety of Nutrition Programs across Hillsborough & Rockingham Counties.
The programs are available to individuals and families who meet the federal requirements and are available to all regardless of participation in other nutrition programs, such as New Hampshire Food Stamps. Hillsborough and Rockingham County residents, who have already met the requirements for New Hampshire Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Medicaid may automatically be income eligible.
Registration is quick and easy. See below for more information and sign up today!
CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program):
Income eligible senior citizens age 60+ have the opportunity to receive a monthly care-package of nutritious foods through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). A $50 food value, the CSFP food package is designed to supplement the participant’s monthly nutritional needs as they select from the foods at our no cost shopping areas located in Manchester and Nashua. Pre-packed food boxes are also available at each of the remote certification sites throughout Hillsborough and Rockingham County. Seniors unable to go to the food distribution sites themselves can designate a “proxy” (friend, neighbor or relative) who is able to pick up their food allocation for them.
For more CFSP information and application assistance please call Southern New Hampshire Services at 1-800-256-9880 or check the website at http://www.snhs.org/programs/health-food-nutrition/commodity-supplemental-food-program/
WIC (Women Infants Children):
Providing nutrition education and vouchers to buy healthy foods, WIC is available to income eligible pregnant, postpartum and postpartum breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children under age 5. The program provides basic, healthy foods to assure that families enrolled in the program get the nutrition they need. The WIC Program also provides nutrition, breastfeeding and health education as well as other services for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.
WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under five, you can apply for WIC.
For more information about the WIC program, see our webpage at http://www.snhs.org/programs/health-food-nutrition/women-infants-and-children-wic/.
For more information, please contact one of the following Southern New Hampshire Services’ Outreach offices: