MEDIA ADVISORY: TOMORROW IN MANCHESTER: Shaheen Discusses Efforts to Fight Hunger, Protect Food Assistance at NH Food Bank

Shaheen will also meet with Pelham High FIRST Robotics Team to discuss STEM education, visit Brookdale Fruit Farm

October 24, 2013

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit the New Hampshire Food Bank to discuss efforts to fight hunger and protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which provides critical nutrition assistance to nine percent of New Hampshire households. Shaheen will visit the Food Bank in Manchester at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, October 25.  Shaheen is part of a Senate coalition opposing drastic cuts to SNAP that would prevent millions of children, seniors, and families from accessing nutritious food, including hundreds of thousands of low-income children from accessing school meals.

Shaheen will then meet with students at Pelham High School at 1:30 p.m. to meet Pelham High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) Robotics team, the Pelham Pythons, and promote educational investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to help prepare students for the high-tech jobs that are an important part of New Hampshire’s future.

Later, Shaheen will visit a New Hampshire staple:  Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH at 3:15 p.m.to meet the seventh-generation family owners who are supporting the local food production that is critical to jobs in the state’s agriculture industry. The farm sells its produce to local supermarkets and directly to consumers at its farm stand.  The agriculture industry contributes billions annually to the state’s economy and fed more than 75,000 people in 2010 alone.  

Media planning to attend should email: Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov.

Tour of New Hampshire Food Bank

WHO:                  

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:                

Tour of New Hampshire Food Bank and Briefing on Food Assistance Efforts 

WHEN:                

 11:20 a.m.

October 25, 2013

WHERE:              

NH Food Bank

700 East Industrial Park Drive

Manchester

Meeting with Students at Pelham High School

WHO:                  

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:                

Meeting with Students at Pelham High School to Discuss STEM Education

WHEN:                

1:30 p.m.

October 25, 2013

WHERE:              

Pelham High School

85 Marsh Rd

Pelham

Tour of Brookdale Fruit Farm

WHO:                  

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:                

Tour of Brookdale Fruit Farm to Highlight Local Food Production

WHEN:                

3:15 p.m.

October 25, 2013

WHERE:              

Brookdale Fruit Farm

41 Broad St,

Hollis