Home » Currently Reading:

Resources

NHFPI is dedicated to expanding and improving the information available to policymakers, the press, and the public as they participate in debates about the state’s future. The following pages feature a collection of NHFPI resources. (Some pages may also include links to related external resources.)

 

COVID-19 Resource Page: Impacts and Challenges in New Hampshire

NHFPI Presentations

NH State Budget

Data Viz

Making Ends Meet

NH Health Protection Program

Poverty in NH: 2014 Poll

 

 

 

Connect with NHFPI

Common Cents Blog

New Data Show Food Insecurity Levels Declining Prior to the COVID-19 Crisis

10 Sep 2020

tree with coins

According to data released on September 9 by the United States Department of Agriculture, food insecurity levels in New Hampshire continued to decline during 2019, prior to the onset of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The report outlines the trends of reduced food insecurity in the nation and in New Hampshire, declining from the higher levels resulting from the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. The overall improvements to the state economy through 2019, along with the effectiveness of key nutritional aid programs, did contribute to lower levels of food insecurity, although the benefits of the economic recovery did not reach all Granite Staters in an equal or timely manner. Although food insecurity levels declined through the years preceding 2020, the current crisis facing Granite Staters is not reflected in these 2019 data. The recent economic pressures on many individuals and families with lower incomes in New Hampshire have been severe, and current levels of food insecurity are very likely to be substantially higher.