New Hampshire Tackles Hunger 2017

The 5th Annual New Hampshire Tackles Hunger Food Drive has officially begun! Select NHIAA football games serve as collection centers for local food pantries. All food and donations collected will remain in the community. This year, thanks to the courtesy of Dead River Company, Mascoma Savings Bank, and Hannaford Super Market, each school hosting a NH Tackles Hunger game receives a $250 Hannaford gift card to kick-start their food drive! 

In addition, the Lois G. Dickerman Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is incentivizing participation in the NH Tackles Hunger program by granting $500 to each local booster club that actively participates in organizing and publicizing the food drive in their community! 

Here are some photos and highlights of some of our school's participation thus far: 

Kingswood High School

Kingswood student leaders hit the grocery store with their $250 gift card and documented the experience with a great video. Awesome job, Knights!

Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth Football players went shopping for non-perishables to jump-start their NH Tackles Hunger food drive last weekend as they hosted Manchester Central. Good work, Clippers!

Spaulding High School

Spaulding students shopped at Hannaford before their NH Tackles Hunger game vs. Dover this past weekend. Great job, Red Raiders!

In addition to teaming up with Dover on the food drive, Spaulding students donated $100 to Dover's business class for their efforts to fundraise for a Texas high school to rebuild following Hurricane Harvey. It's great to see these two Seacoast rivals working together!

Dover High School

Dover Football players shopped at Hannaford ahead of their matchup with Spaulding this past weekend. Along with collecting and donating an amazing amount of non-perishables to their local food pantry, Dover students also collected money to help rebuild a high school in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Hats off to all the Green Wave students who were involved in the project!

Exeter High School

Exeter's Volleyball team got involved in the NH Tackles Hunger drive by shopping at Hannaford and donating to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Exeter. Great job, Blue Hawks!

Kearsarge High School

Football players from Kearsarge hit the grocery store before their NH Tackles Hunger game last weekend vs. Stevens. Great job, Cougars!

Sanborn Regional High School

The Sanborn Regional Life of a Student group took to Hannaford's to use their $250 gift card to start their food drive. Student-athletes from many teams helped out shopping for non-perishables. The Indians will host Pelham on Saturday for their NH Tackles Hunger football game and food drive. Students Ian Messina and Joe Studley produced the video below. Great job! 

Winnacunnet High School

Winnacunnet traveled to Exeter for their big rivalry game vs. the Blue Hawks on Saturday 9/23. Winnacunnet student-athletes took to their local Hannaford's to help start the food drive, where over 1,300 lbs. of food was collected. Nice job, Warriors!

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

St. Thomas hosted Kennett on Saturday 9/23. To prepare for the NH Tackles Hunger game, the Saints football players purchased food using their $250 Hannaford gift card. Great job, Saints!

Newport High School & Stevens High School

Football players from Newport and Stevens shopped at Hannaford ahead of their matchup for NH Tackles Hunger. Great to see rivals working together, Tigers & Cardinals!

Alvirne High School

Alvirne hosted Merrimack on Friday night 9/22 for their NH Tackles Hunger game. Student-athletes from Alvirne's Football and Spirit teams started the drive by purchasing non-perishables using their $250 Hannaford's gift card. The Broncos and Tomahawks together collected 2,000 lbs of food for the local food pantry. Great work, Broncos!

Campbell High School

Campbell hosted Epping-Newmarket on Saturday 9/23 for their NH Tackles Hunger game. The football team used their $250 Hannaford gift card ahead of the game to start the food drive. Nice job, Cougars!

Bishop Brady High School

Bishop Brady hosted their NH Tackles Hunger game on Saturday vs. Winnisquam. Many Brady teams helped the Giants collect 459 lbs. of food for their local pantry. Way to go, Giants!

Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton Coop

Players from the Redhawks football team recently visited their local Hannaford's ahead of their NH Tackles Hunger game on Saturday 9/23. Nice job, Redhawks!

Londonderry High School

Lancer student-athletes prepared for their big rivalry weekend and NH Tackles Hunger game at Pinkerton on Friday 9/22 by using their $250 Hannaford's gift card. Great job, Lancers!

Manchester Central High School

Members of the Key Club at Manchester Central took their $250 Hannaford's gift card to help start their food drive. Their NH Tackles Hunger game will be Friday 9/22 vs. Concord. Good work, Little Green!

Nashua High School North & Nashua High School South

North and South will face off at Stellos Stadium on Friday (9/22) night, but student-athletes from both schools came together to use their $250 gift cards to begin their food drive. Love seeing the Titans and Panthers working together! 

Timberlane Regional High School

Timberlane's Football Team and Cheerleading Squad joined forces to kick-start their food drive this week. The two teams spent $600 at Hannaford's on non-perishable food items to donate to their local food pantries. Their NH Tackles Hunger game will be Friday night (9/22) vs. Salem. Great job, Owls!

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John Stark Regional High School

John Stark hosted Lebanon on Saturday for their NH Tackles Hunger game. The communities of Weare and Henniker will benefit from the 677 lbs. of food collected and $105 cash donations. Great job, Generals!

Franklin High School

Franklin High School's SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team) members took to the Franklin Hannaford's to use their $250 gift card to start their food drive last week. The store's manager was so impressed by the students' mission, he matched the $250 given to Franklin. In total, the students walked out with $550.61 worth of food for their food drive! Franklin hosted Farmington on Saturday 9/16. Well done, Golden Tornadoes!

Goffstown High School

Football players from Goffstown High School documented their trip to Hannaford's before their matchup with Portsmouth coming up on Saturday 9/23. Good work, Grizzlies!

Salem High School

Salem hosted their Tackles for Hunger game on Friday 9/16 vs. Pinkerton. Prior to the game, SHS captains ventured to Hannaford's to use their gift card. Nice job, Blue Devils!

Kennett High School

The football team and dance team helped collect food at the Kennett vs. Merrimack Valley game on Friday 9/15. There was great participation from both schools at this game. Nice job Eagles! 

ConVal Regional High School

ConVal will host Sanborn on Friday 9/22 for their NH Tackles Hunger game. Players from ConVal went to Hannaford to begin their food drive last week. The ConVal staff and students have a healthy competition taking place this week to see who can collect the most food and raise the most money. According to Principal Gil West, the class that brings in the most food will be awarded 200 tickets to ConVal's games on Friday night, second place will receive 150 tickets, and so on. The faculty at ConVal pledge to match the total weight of the food brought in, as well as the money total. This means the total donations of 740 students will be matched by 114 faculty members. "Together we can make a difference in the lives of families throughout our region. Bring in as much non-perishable food as you can contribute to support your class and challenge the faculty to keep pace," wrote Principal West. Outstanding efforts are being made at ConVal, great work Cougars!

Milford High School

WMUR recently caught up with the captains of Milford's football team as they shopped for their food drive at their upcoming game on Friday 9/22 against Manchester West. Check out the video here: