The staff and volunteers of The Community Kitchen work every day in this vital service to help people facing food insecurity – not getting enough to eat.

The Community Kitchen could use more volunteers, whether it is an individual, a group of neighbors or members of an organization. We truly are thankful for every person who volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!

The Community Kitchen has been serving the Monadnock Region for 40 years. It’s a monumental task that involves coordinating with staff, volunteers and food suppliers. There is a heavy demand for their services – at least one in ten people in Cheshire County go hungry every day.

Simply call 603/352-3200 to find out how you can join the team at The Community Kitchen.
Working every day to build food security in the Monadnock Region.

Join our force of Volunteers

We are very fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers and always look forward to having new volunteers join us. If you call and we are not able to schedule you right away, please don’t be discouraged, we typically book at least a month ahead.

Take a moment to think about your neighbors… many of us take food and daily necessities for granted, but for some it’s not that simple. Come volunteer and show how much you care, there’s never a better time to start than now.

Whatever you can give, we are genuinely appreciative of your efforts. Volunteering can change your life. After you’ve seen TCK’s operations, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Make a donation, join a food drive, deliver food boxes, volunteer your time….. individuals, families, work groups and civic organizations are encouraged to reserve time to help make a difference this year by calling (603) 352-3200. We can answer your questions, schedule volunteer time and provide an informational tour of our facility.


Interested in volunteering?  Email: jnewell@thecommunitykitchen.org or call 603-352-3200



Prepare produce, bread & grocery bags during drive-thru pantry

10:00am – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 4pm


Hand out produce, bread, grocery or meat to walk-thru guests

10:00am – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 4pm


Delivered to individuals unable to pick up their own groceries. Requires lifting up to 40Lbs & ability to climb stairs.



Per direction of the Hot Meals Manager, help stage

and serve the evening meal

10:30am – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 4pm


Help stage and serve the evening meal & help with clean-up

4:30pm – 6:45pm


Help stage and serve the midday meal & help with clean-up

10:30am – 12:45pm

To become a volunteer, please click below to read the Volunteer Guidelines. If you agree with our guidelines, please print the Registration Form and send (or bring) it in to the Kitchen when you have scheduled a time with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Click Here for a Volunteer Application.

Ways You Can Volunteer

Special Event/Fundraising efforts involve many different tasks to make it successful. We are always in need of volunteers for these events.

If you may not have the funds to donate, but have time on your hands, feel free to join our Hot Meals/Pantry team of volunteers.

Our Programs cannot exist without the help of volunteers. We have multiple programs that can use extra team members.

In 2022, 22,528 lbs. of food were gleaned. If it weren’t for our TCK volunteers, we could not continue this program.

Together we can volunteer. Teamwork makes the dream work.

Pantry Hours

Wednesday Drive-Thru

12:30 until 5:30 PM

Thursday Walk-Thru

11:30 AM until 4:00 PM

Hot Meals

Monday through Friday

5:00 until 6:20 PM

Sunday Lunch

11:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Volunteer Application


Applicaton Form

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. ~Author Unknown