10% of New Hampshire
is food insecure
with 13% of children struggling
with food insecurity
Our Mission
Fueled By Kids is an organization committed
to ending childhood food insecurity.

You’re Invited to Celebrate 6 Years of Fueled by Kids!

Charmingfare Farm

774 High Street, Candia, NH 03034

Sunday, August 14, 2022

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: FARM ACTIVITIES
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner & Music

How we help kids with food insecurity eat over weekends

Fueled By Kids provides over 670 students who are identified by school guidance counselors and social workers as likely to not have a guaranteed source of food over the weekend.

There are 67 hours between when these students receive lunch on Friday afternoon and when they receive breakfast on Monday morning through the National School Lunch Program.

Fueled By Kids in the Community

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How Fueled By Kids Helps

Fueled By Kids provides over 670 students who are identified by school guidance counselors and social workers as likely to not have a guaranteed source of food over the weekend.

There are 67 hours between when these students receive lunch on Friday afternoon and when they receive breakfast on Monday morning through the National School Lunch Program.

Girl with FBK Bag

Summer Program

As a way to further grow our program, we are now continuing to serve about 700 children through the entire summer. In the past, we have done a smaller summer program that served 150 children for only six weeks through a summer camp held at a few of the schools. This summer, we have been asked to provide about 700 bags each week, which we gladly accepted! Being able to provide our services throughout the summer has always been a goal of ours, and it feels fantastic to be able to achieve it this summer!

The Effect of Food Insecurity on Children

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Food Insecurity among children is a national issue and while New Hampshire has the sixth lowest rate of food insecurity nationally, it has devastating affects on the children who suffer from it.

Not having proper nutrition can affect the child’s growth and development; these children often have increased hospitalizations, iron deficiency, and overall worse health. But beyond the physical food insecurity can affect their behavior and success in school with an increase in disorders like aggression, anxiety, and ADD.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that 0.8% or 584,000 children, lacked the resources to eat sufficient, regular meals, experienced very low food security and the number is increasing.


In 2020, 38.3 million people lived in households that were food-insecure at some point during the year, and some experienced the most severe level of need, where food intake is reduced and regular eating patterns are disrupted.


6.1 million children in 2020 lived in households that lacked the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggled with hunger at some time during the year.

What People Are Saying

  • As a teenager who has been fortunate enough to always have a guaranteed supply of food, being made aware of the locality of this phenomenon was shocking.  I have always been interested in the field of education, so it was a blessing when my best friend informed me of not only this opportunity to educate other teenagers about how they can help but to physically go in and deliver food as well. Everyone involved from kids to teachers to administrators are always so grateful; this program really does change lives.

    Isabell Amherst, NH
  • Food insecurity was never an issue for me or my family. While I knew some children struggled with this, I never thought about how I could help and make a difference. Fueled By Kids is a great organization that is actively trying to make a difference in the lives of local children.

    Oliver Concord, NH
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