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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Manchester NH

New Hampshire Food Bank
Manchester, NH 03109
Details: The mission of the New Hampshire Food Bank is to feed hungry people by soliciting and effectively distributing grocery products, perishable foods, and services through a statewide network of approved agencies; by advocating for systemic change; and by educating the public about the nature of, and solutions to, problems of hunger in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, serves as the only food bank in the state, working to provide nutritious food and resources to the hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire residents that are food insecure. The Food Bank supplies millions of pounds of food annually to more than 400 partner agencies, including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior centers and more. In turn, these agencies provide hunger relief to those suffering from food insecurity throughout the state.
New Horizons for New Hampshire
Manchester, NH 03103
Details: Our mission is to provide food and shelter to people in need and offer supportive services to achieve self-sufficiency. The New Horizons food pantry is available for people residing in Manchester who are suffering extreme financial hardship. Families and individuals can utilize the pantry one time per month and receive pre-packed groceries based on the number of individuals residing in the household. Choices of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and bakery items are also available based on family size. In addition to utilizing the pantry one time per month for the large food distribution, a bread line is open following the pantry distribution times when clients using the Pantry can come and get bakery and perishable items. Pantry clients may access the bread line as many times per month as they need to. The pantry is open for food distribution on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. through 1:00 p.m. as well as Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The bread line is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. while quantities last. First time clients accessing the food pantry need to bring current photo identification, proof of their residence in Manchester, proof of income (pay stub, earnings statement or bank statement), birth certificates for any children residing in the household, and Social Security cards for adults residing in the household. The food pantry relies largely upon donated food items. Many churches, businesses, schools, supermarkets and individuals consistently support the pantry in this way. The New Horizons soup kitchen was the first component to New Horizons expansive services. The soup kitchen began as a group of concerned citizens making soup and sandwiches at their homes and then serving them from a borrowed camper that would go to those impoverished people in need of nutrition. The soup kitchen is now a place where those in need, whose paths in life have met with devastating financial circumstances and the homeless come to receive a hot meal, encouragement and companionship in a place where they are treated with dignity and respect. It serves much more than soup. Dinner always includes a robust salad, entree, sides, dessert and choice of milk, coffee and soft drinks. The soup kitchen serves breakfast for shelter guests daily. It also serves a complete dinner to seniors (over 50) at 3:00 p.m. and for individuals, and their families beginning at 4:30 daily. The soup kitchen typically serves over 200 meals daily.
Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry
Manchester, NH 03103
Details: The pantry is open Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. for individuals and families in the East Manchester area that need a little help. Clients with the last names A-L are served the first and third Wednesdays; last names M-Z are served the second and fourth Wednesdays.
Saint Raphael Pantry and Hope Chest
Manchester, NH 03102
Details: When Saint Benedict tells the monks in his Holy Rule “all guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ,” (RB 53:1) he wants to show us that those who come to our door summon us to practical charity, mutual respect and human solidarity. Each week, between 40 to 60 individuals and families in need receive assistance from the Saint Raphael Food Pantry and Hope Chest, a visible witness of how Christ’s command to “love one another as I have love you” is taken up by our parish, inspired by Saint Benedict’s guide to Gospel-living (John 13:34-35). Since 1989, Saint Raphael Parish, a Benedictine parish under the care of Saint Anselm Abbey, has sponsored its food pantry.
First UMC Food Pantry
Manchester, NH 03103
Details: To help address hunger within the community First UMC, in partnership with the NH FOOD BANK, operates a weekly Food Pantry weekly. The Pantry is open every Tuesday - 9am to 11:30 pm - the doors open at 8am. For more information call the Church Office @ 603-622-8863. Donations of food are most welcomed! A NH driver's license with current address or a current utility bill is required to register.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Manchester, NH 03102
Details: Open first & third Tuesday of each month to Manchester residents. Parish Hall 8:30 – 10 a.m. – please bring resident identification. The Food Pantry opens its doors in the parish hall on the first and third Tuesday morning of each month from 8:15 to 10. Funded by donations from our parishioners; St. Peter’s Church, Londonderry and a portion of St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop profits, the Food Pantry team provides nutritional support to families from all over the city. Volunteers shop at the NH Food Bank and transport grocery items to St. Andrew’s twice each month in preparation for our parish Food Pantry Tuesdays. The majority of volunteers work on Tuesday mornings setting fresh and packaged food out on parish hall tables where pantry clients can make their selections. Volunteers have a chance to greet their neighbors while overhearing a variety of languages. It’s a vibrant and positive atmosphere!
Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry
Manchester, NH 03102
Details: The Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry serves hungry families of Sacred Heart Parish and the surrounding community at all times of the year. Our mininstry's mission is to provide food for the needy. All donations of food, cash contributions, and the 120 Club proceeds are combined in supporting this worthwhile ministry. The Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry is managed by a group of volunteer parishioners who, without compensation of any kind, try to meet the needs of as many individuals as possible.
Karen Angela Carter Memorial Food Pantry
Manchester, NH 03102
Details: The Karen Angela Carter Memorial Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is open every Tuesday between the hours of: 1:00PM and 5:00pm. Also on the first and third Saturdays of each month between the hours of: 11:00AM until 1:00PM. Please have proof of residency when you come.
1269 Café Food Pantry
Manchester, NH 03101
Details: All around downtown Manchester are thousands of people who are living on the edge. Families and individuals facing the most difficult circumstances any of us could imagine. There is great suffering taking place every day very close to us. The objective of the 1269 Café is to remove suffering in our neighborhood by showing God’s love in action and by loving people as they are and leading them to a better way to live. Food Pantry: Thursdays at 9:30 am, numbers given out at 9:30 am; Lunch: Tuesdays 11:30 - 12:30 pm