NH Food Bank starts 'Nothing' campaign
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Food Bank is starting a new campaign to bring awareness about the more than 140,000 residents in the state who have problems putting food on their tables.
It’s called the ‘‘Nothing’’ campaign.
Cans of ‘‘Nothing’’ will be sold at retailers across the state for $5, and can then be filled and returned with donations.
The Food Bank says the cans are sold empty to represent the reality that thousands of the state’s residents experience daily.
Gov. Maggie Hassan is helping to kick off the campaign at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvest Market in Bedford.
‘‘Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take vacations or days off,’’ said Melanie Gosselin of the New Hampshire Food Bank. ‘‘We continually see increases in need,’’ she told WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/XQpWxq). ‘‘The orders going out are bigger than ever, and we have to continually replenish those shelves.’’
The campaign lasts through March.