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Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry
Hampstead, NH 03841
Details: Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry is part of the Saint Anne Parish Charitable Outreach ministry whose overall aim is to provide assistance to those in need within our parish vicinity. The purpose of the food pantry is to serve the community in the Name of God with understanding and compassion and to help people retain their dignity during stressful economic times. As of September 1, 2006 those persons residing in the towns of Atkinson, Danville, East Hampstead, Hampstead and Sandown NH as well as those registered as parishioners with Saint Anne Parish, participating sponsoring parishes or specifically referred to the Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry by the pastoral leadership of the faith communities or social service agencies of the above-mentioned towns will be eligible to participate in the Food Pantry. Guests need not have to have any particular religious affiliation. Every effort will be made to direct families from ineligible communities to pantries in their immediate area. Guests are expected to complete an application and meet specified government income guidelines. Once registered at St. Anne’s, guests may not attend other local pantries. Dual registration may jeopardize use of either pantry. Guests may visit the pantry every other week. The pantry is open on Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Guests needing delivery or alternative arrangements should call Jim Carey at 603-969-8000. On Thursday from 9:00 until 11:00 fellowship and coffee is available in the pantry waiting room. Guests are not to arrive before 9:00 since volunteers are busy preparing for the day’s events. Clothing needs may be met by shopping at the Elaine David Thrift Shop located downstairs in the Hampstead Library. The shop is open on Tuesdays from 9:00 to 1:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00. Clothes are available at a very reasonable price for all ages. Additional savings may be realized by speaking with pantry volunteers.