Food Distribution & Hot Meals

Food boxes all packed and ready to go

Take home supplemental food boxes are available once a week on either Wednesdays drive through from 12:30 to 5:30pm or Thursdays walk through from 11:30 am to 4:00pm. The boxes contain staples such as breads, shelf-stable groceries, protein, fresh vegetables, and dairy when possible. Verification of name and address is required. We ask that participants bring a box or laundry basket to carry the food.
Did you know? The Community Kitchen provides weekly pantry boxes for residents across the Monadnock Region. In 2020, we provided take-home boxes to 2,298 unique individuals, for 35,852 visits, or 321,246 meals. In 2021, the pantry served 12,576 visits by the end of July.

Pantry Program

Wednesdays and Thursdays
Based on the number of people in your household. You qualify for this program if your combined household income is equal to or below the following annual income guidelines:
1 Person – $34,992
2 People – $47,328
3 People – $59,664
4 People – $72,000
5 People – $84,336
6 People – $96,672
7 People – $109,008
8 People – $121,344
9 People – $133,680
10 People – $146,016


Please click Here for your EFAP_FORM Re-verification for 2023-2024 Annual Incomes (EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Application)
We accept donations of food and clothing during these hours: Monday – Friday 9AM to 5PM

The Community Kitchen's May Wish List- regular pantry: Baked Beans, Bottle Water, Canned Meals, Ketchup & Mustard, Peanut Butter - Kid's Pantry: 100% fruit cups, granola bars, 100% Juice boxes, oatmeal packets
Please note: when shopping consider low-salt, low-sugar and gluten-free items. Thank you.

Hot Meal Program

In 2020, 24,460 hot meals were served and in 2021, 12,576 hot meals were served by the end of July. Of these, 8% were served to children and 19% were served to elders.
As an organization we have decided to continue with our modifications stemming from the COVID-19 guidelines for the foreseeable future. A lot of our clients are part of the population that are most at risk and we are committed to keeping everyone involved as safe as possible. That commitment includes clients, staff and volunteers. We are grateful for the continued support we have received. We always enjoy volunteers who come to help prepare and serve the meals and will keep you up to date on any changes.
Dinner is served weeknights from 5:00—6:20 pm. We do our best to offer well-balanced nutritional meals: main dish (meal, poultry or fish), vegetarian dish, starch, choice of two vegetables, garden and fruit salads, assorted sides, desserts and beverages. Anyone who is in need of a prepared meal or companionship is welcome.


Family of Volunteers serving at the Community Kitchen

Sunday Lunch

A Great Volunteer Opportunity
This is an excellent chance for you to learn more about The Community Kitchen in a more relaxed weekend atmosphere. Families, businesses and organizations are welcome to reserve a specific Sunday to prepare a light lunch, then serve and clean-up after the meal. Children ages 14 and over are welcome to volunteer. Please call for more information at (603) 352-3200.

Hours are 11:00am to 12:00pm on Sundays


There is nothing more valuable than teaching our children, at a young age, to help others who are in need. Words cannot describe the experience and empathy that a person gets when giving back.