Courtesy - New Hampshire Food Bank Facebook page

Apr 17, 2016 1:00 PM

Annual 'Nothing Campaign' underway to help offset hunger

CONCORD (AP) - The New Hampshire Food Bank's annual Nothing Campaign is underway to help provide food and meals for more than 143,000 residents who don't know where their next meal is coming from.

The fourth annual fundraiser runs through May. It features empty cans resembling soup cans that donors can purchase at supermarkets throughout the state for $5. The goal is to fill the cans with donations and return them to the food bank.

The can's label depicts and empty bowl and reads, "Nothing. An Unnecessary Tradition."

The campaign has raised nearly $350,000 since 2013.

Food bank officials say the amount of food needed to stock shelves at food pantries and soup kitchens around the state keeps growing dramatically. They say the distributed more than 12 million pounds of food in 2015.

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