Skip to main content

Bank of New Hampshire Grants $5,000 for “Meals 4 Kids”


Laconia, New Hampshire – December 28, 2023 – Bank of New Hampshire proudly contributed $5,000 to Gather’s Meals 4 Kids program: Enhancing Childhood Nutrition and Food Security.

Gather provides nutritious food and prepared meals to those experiencing hunger on the Seacoast of NH and Maine. They do this through their pantry market, mobile markets and innovative food access programs. Gather serves more than 7,000 Seacoast residents each month and distributes over 1.5 million pounds of food each year. Meals 4 Kids provides healthy food to children and teens eligible for free and reduced-price meals when school is not in session. Fresh, healthy food is delivered to children where they live and play through a mobile delivery system and in partnership with local organizations, like Bank of New Hampshire. During the 2023-2024 academic year, Meals 4 Kids will operate at five community sites for a total of twelve weeks during the summer, and during school vacations in the winter and spring. The program serves more than 500 low to moderate-income children. 

“Gather’s mission is to offer innovative programs that build food security in welcoming and dignified ways. With food insecurity on the rise in NH, Bank of New Hampshire’s support is all the more important,” said Anne Hayes, Executive Director of Gather. “This donation will allow Gather to purchase fresh, healthy food to share with families in need this holiday season. We so appreciate the support – it makes our work possible!”

Bank of New Hampshire is proud of this partnership as we aspire to remain an independent mutual financial institution, delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service, while assisting our employees, customers and communities to build brighter futures.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit BNH.Bank.

Photo Caption: Jonathan Shapleigh, Vice President – Commercial Banker for Bank of New Hampshire and Melissa Williams, Assistant Vice President – Dover Banking Office Manager for Bank of New Hampshire, presented a $5,000 donation to Anne Hayes, Executive Director of Gather and Nichole Catsos, Corporate and Foundation Relations Director.