2018 New Hampshire Tackles Hunger

High school football season is here New Hampshire! For the sixth year in a row, the NHIAA is partnering with WMUR and the New Hampshire Food Bank for the 2018 New Hampshire Tackles Hunger Food Drive. Throughout the NHIAA Football season, select games will serve as food drives for local food pantries. 

In the previous five years of this effort, 270,000 pounds of food have been collected and distributed to food banks in communities across New Hampshire!

New Hampshire companies and organizations have already begun donating to this year's cause:

  • Dead River Company and Hannaford have teamed up to supply all 58 NHIAA varsity football programs with a $250 Hannaford gift card. Select students for each school go shopping, teaching them valuable lessons about philanthropy and their communities.
  • Mascoma Bank has donated additional Hannaford gift cards to local schools.
  • WMUR has placed a collection box in their office for employees to donate non-perishables. WMUR photographers will bring bags of food to every NH Tackles Hunger game they cover.

For the second year in a row, we will have 100% participation from NHIAA Varsity Football schools! 

Below is the list of games which will serve as NH Tackles Hunger Food Drive games (updated 9-12-18):

Friday, September 7th
Winnacunnet @ Portsmouth

Friday, September 14th
Goffstown @ Bedford
Londonderry @ Timberlane
Merrimack Valley @ Kennett

Friday, September 21st
Londonderry @ Pinkerton
Nashua North @ Manchester Central
Bedford @ Manchester Memorial
Pelham @ Merrimack Valley
Alvirne @ ConVal

Saturday, September 22nd
Timberlane @ Salem
Bow @ Gilford-Belmont
Kingswood @ John Stark
Souhegan @ Sanborn
Newport @ Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton
Farmington-Nute @ Mascoma
Raymond @ Bishop Brady

Friday, September 28th
Bishop Guertin @ Merrimack
Nashua North @ Nashua South
Dover @ Spaulding
Gilford-Belmont @ Kingswood
Merrimack Valley @ Hanover
Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton @ Lebanon
Laconia @ Epping-Newmarket
Farmington-Nute @ Fall Mountain
Kearsarge @ Stevens 

Saturday, September 29th
Keene @ Concord
Exeter @ Winnacunnet
Pembroke @ Bow
Plymouth @ St. Thomas
Somersworth @ Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough
Bishop Brady @ Franklin
Mascoma @ Newfound

Friday, October 5th
Merrimack @ Keene
Sanborn @ Hollis Brookline
Kennett @ Milford
Stevens @ Laconia
Campbell @ Kearsarge

Saturday, October 6th
John Stark @ Pembroke
Nashua North @ Bishop Guertin

Friday, October 12th
Hollis Brookline @ Souhegan
Laconia @ Monadnock
Epping-Newmarket @ Somersworth
Franklin @ Raymond

Saturday, October 13th
Nashua South @ Goffstown
Timberlane @ Windham
Pembroke @ Plymouth
ConVal @ Pelham
Newfound @ Farmington-Nute
Kearsarge @ Newport
Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough @ Campbell

Friday, October 19th
Hollis Brookline @ Alvirne
Souhegan @ Manchester West

Saturday, October 27th
Franklin @ Winnisquam