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Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patricks Parish
Pelham, NH 03076
Details: The Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patricks Parish is a nonprofit charitable organization comprised of a network of partners who are committed to ending food insecurity for those who live, worship and work in the Pelham Community. The Food Pantry is open Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 and Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 and is located at the edge of the back parking lot on the parish campus at 12 Main Street in Pelham. The Food Pantry provides service to people who live in Pelham or are otherwise associated with the town through work or worship. Supported by strong community and parish networks, the Food Pantry provides basic, nonperishable food items, bread, meat, and dairy products on a weekly basis. Personal care items, household supplies and special items are available on a rotating basis according to inventory. The program is overseen by St. Patricks Parish operating under the 501(c) 3 classification of the Diocese of Manchester. The Food Pantry has a 5 member governance team, is staffed by approximately forty volunteers and is protected by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. Donations of food, supplies and money from individuals, families and organizations are received on an on-going basis. Local drives and events during the year help restock many of the Pantry’s supplies. In addition to the food and supplies received through donations, money received is used to purchase meat and dairy products and to supplement high demand items that are packaged for weekly distribution. The Food Pantry is also a member agency of the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of NH Catholic Charities, which enables us to pick up food at no cost or for a nominal fee. If you are a Pelham resident in need of assistance please stop by on Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30 or Wednesday afternoons 1:00-3:00 p.m. to fill out an application. A valid ID or other proof of residence is required for all household members recorded on the application and those listed must reside in Pelham on a full-time basis. A non-resident may be eligible if current Pelham employment or church attendance can be verified. Upon approval of the application, clients may visit weekly and must adhere to Food Pantry guidelines.