Food Pantries Will Benefit From Matching Grant Fundraising Effort 

NHEC employees are halfway to goal of matching $10,000 grant

Press release

Employees of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) are more than halfway to their goal of matching a $10,000 grant to the New Hampshire Food Bank. The grant, awarded last month by the NHEC Foundation is being dispersed to 28 food pantries across the state during this time of unprecedented need.

“With so many lives disrupted as a result of COVID-19, more and more people across New Hampshire are turning to local pantries for support,” said NHEC Foundation Board Chair Sharon Davis. “To help meet the immediate need, we called a special meeting of the Foundation Board and approved a grant that will give 28 local food pantries an account credit at the NH Food Bank, where they can shop for supplies at prices that are often much lower than local grocery stores. NHEC employees have really stepped up as well by making donations to match the grant. In just one week, they had already raised half of their goal!”

To help NHEC employees reach their goal, please consider an online donation to the NH Food Bank at  Be sure to write NHEC Match in the comment box. Thank you!

The NHEC Foundation is funded by the generosity of over 40,000 NHEC members who participate in the Round Up Program. Participating members agree to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar, with proceeds benefiting the Foundation. To learn more about the NHEC Foundation, enroll in the Round Up Program or apply for a Foundation grant, please visit

NHEC is a member-led electric distribution cooperative serving 85,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.