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"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

National stories of hunger prompt calls for change in Monadnock Region - Keene Sentinel

Many thanks to the Keene Sentinel for covering this event, and to the many community partners who made it happen. For more information, please check out the Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition's Call to Action Guide, or attend the next quarterly forum.

Want to address food insecurity in the Monadnock Region? Come to A Place at the Table on Nov 17.

Letter to the editor in Sunday's Keene Sentinel:


How can New Hampshire — the state ranked by Wall Street Journal as the wealthiest (based on 2010 Census data indicating the lowest poverty rate and highest median income) be so gripped by the problem of food insecurity?People who don’t know day-to-day whether they will be able to put food on the table number in the thousands in our state — an estimated 12 percent of our population, according to the Kids Count Data Center. That means that more than one in 10 Granite Staters, including families with children, struggle every day for basic necessities such as food. Food insecurity is an accelerating crisis nationwide, even in “wealthy” states like New Hampshire.


The issue of food insecurity can be complex, but essentially refers to members of a household who do not have adequate access to food for economic reasons. Someone who, despite working at a full-time job or combination of part-time jobs, must choose between paying the rent or mo…

Free Shuttle for FPU Students to "A Place at the Table"

On behalf of The Sustainability Center, Student Involvement, and community partners, a special invitation:
Many of our students come from food insecure families and communities. Some of them are thinking about careers in politics, business, human services and education, where they can be powerful forces for change. All of them have the potential to be touched by this film. Talk about "an education that matters."
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion, moderated by Senator Molly Kelly, where participants will see examples of the work that's being done locally on the related problems of hunger, food insecurity, obesity, and poverty. There will be opportunities to take meaningful action in our own community, and perhaps continue the discussion back on our campus. The event is FREE, and includes a live musical performance, reception & refreshments. Suggested admission is a donation of fresh or canned food for local charity.
Click HERE to register for the even…