New Hampshire Food Financial institution fights new, ‘disconcerting’ road blocks to food stability

On a Friday morning in late March, the NH Food items Bank’s industrial kitchen was alive with the whirring of mixers, volunteers chopping greens, and personnel stopping by to chat and tell Chef Paul Morrison that yesterday’s eco-friendly goddess dressing was “so fresh” and how delicious his pot du creme tasted.

“It’s tons of do the job but really worth it,” Morrison mentioned.

And for food items-insecure state people, the Meals Financial institution is far more than “worth it” — it is a lifeline. The corporation, a method of Catholic Charities New Hampshire and Feeding America — the nation’s premier hunger-reduction organization — delivers supplementary food stuff aid to residents all around the point out, delivering extra than 13 million meals in 2022.

The Food items Bank also encourages foods process resilience by partnering with community farmers.

But these days, meals has not been flowing so freely for the nonprofit group. A perfect storm of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine have fueled foods rate hikes that have impacted the firm. But a nonetheless greater menace looms on the horizon for all those laboring to carry nutrition to the foodstuff insecure: climate improve.

In accordance to the 2021 New Hampshire Weather Assessment, the point out will expertise a lot more regular short-term droughts related to the summer season of 2022’s dry spell that sent 90 percent of Hillsborough County into a severe drought. Global temperatures will carry on to increase, but New Hampshire will not see an enhance in overall precipitation to stability the elevated amount of moisture lost to evaporation.

Cameron Wake, a weather specialist at the College of New Hampshire and an creator of the local climate evaluation report, pointed out that although warmer temperatures could lengthen New Hampshire’s expanding season, related droughts are promptly shriveling the state’s orchards, drying irrigation pumps and cracking parched soil. Floods, he pointed out, will develop into much more typical simply because drought-ridden soils are not able to absorb torrential rains delivered by recurrent, more powerful storms.

Talking to the Valley Information, Rebecca Nelson, owner of Beaver Pond Farm

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Whitakers is a city of trains thundering by, of tobacco fields sweeping off, of worn out, previous storefronts presiding more than stubborn weeds. Yes, it’s a town that’s seen far better days – but what Lori Mizelle sees is a town teeming with assure.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE CO. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. (form 10-Q)


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limited to, risks associated with: the acquisition of the Travel + Leisure brand
and the future prospects and plans for Travel + Leisure Co., including our
ability to execute our strategies to grow our cornerstone timeshare and exchange
businesses and expand into the broader leisure travel industry through new
business extensions; our ability to compete in the highly competitive timeshare
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and declines or disruptions caused by adverse economic conditions and
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consumer preferences and demand for our products; increased or unanticipated
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duration of the novel coronavirus global pandemic ("COVID-19"), including
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We are a global provider of hospitality services and travel products and operate
our business in the following two segments:

•Vacation Ownership - develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests
("VOIs") to individual consumers, provides consumer financing in connection with
the sale of VOIs, and provides property management services at resorts.

•Travel and Membership – operates a variety of travel businesses, including
three vacation exchange brands, a home exchange network, travel technology
platforms, travel memberships, and direct-to-consumer rentals.

Travel + Leisure Brand Acquisition

On January 5, 2021, Wyndham Destinations, Inc. acquired the Travel + Leisure
brand and related assets from Meredith Corporation ("Meredith") for $100
million, of which $55 million was paid during 2021. The remaining payments are
to be completed by June 2024. This acquisition included Travel + Leisure branded
travel clubs and members. We acquired the Travel + Leisure brand to accelerate
our strategic plan to broaden our reach with the launch of new travel services,
expand our membership travel business, and amplify the global visibility of our
leisure travel products. Meredith will continue to operate and monetize Travel +
Leisure branded multi-platform media assets across multiple channels under a
30-year royalty-free, renewable licensing relationship. In connection with this
acquisition, on February 17, 2021, Wyndham Destinations, Inc. was renamed Travel
+ Leisure Co. and continues to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the
new ticker symbol TNL.

In connection with the Travel + Leisure brand acquisition we updated the names
and composition of our reportable segments to better align with how they are
managed. We created the Travel + Leisure Group which falls under the Travel and
Membership segment along with the Panorama business line. With the formation of
the Travel + Leisure Group, we decided that the operations of our Extra Holidays
business, which focuses on direct-to-consumer bookings, better aligns with the
operations of this new business line and therefore transitioned the management
of our Extra Holidays business to the Travel and Membership segment. As such, we
reclassified the results of our Extra Holidays business, which were 
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