Shaheen speaks with NH Food Bank following incoming omnibus funding

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Jeanne Shaheen on July 22, 2022. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) arrived at the New Hampshire Food Bank where she celebrated the $974,000 given as part of omnibus spending bill passed by Congress late last year.

These federal resources will be used to purchase tens of thousands of food boxes from local suppliers, supporting mobile food pantries across the state. During today’s visit, she met with NH Food Bank staff and toured the facility to discuss their work amid increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The NH Food Bank has been on the frontlines combating food insecurity, which hit many Granite State families hard during the pandemic. It was a privilege to meet with NH Food Bank staff to hear about how they will utilize this $974,000 CDS award to continue their services through mobile food pantries. Ensuring Granite Staters can keep food on the table will continue to be a top priority,” said Shaheen.

Earlier in the day, Shaheen met with members of the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation in Dover, which received $2 million from the spending bill.

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Andrew Sylvia

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.