The Merrimack recently donated a total of $11,000 to local food pantries. The Merrimack made contributions to the New Hampshire Food Bank, Capital Region Food Program, Hooksett Community Food Pantry, Hopkinton Food Pantry, Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter and Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry in Franklin ahead of the holiday season.
“We continue to be very grateful for the services and care our food pantries provide to the local communities we serve,” said Linda Lorden, President of the Merrimack. “We hope that these gifts can assist in a small way to bring comfort to others, especially as we head into the holidays.”
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, supplies nutritious food and resources to the hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire residents that are food insecure. The Food Bank provides 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. Visit nhfoodbank.org for more information.
The Capital Region Food Program is a private, not-for-profit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to help reduce hunger in the Greater Concord community through the distribution of food to individuals, families and local agencies. They collect, purchase and distribute approximately 100 tons of food annually at no cost to participating agencies and recipients. Visit capitalregionfoodprogram.org for more information.
The Hooksett Community Food Pantry helps local residents who are hungry with non-perishable food items. They are located at the Hooksett Town Offices on 35 Main St. in Hooksett Village. Visit hooksettkiwanis.org/community-food-pantry for more information.
The Hopkinton Food Pantry provides nutritious food on a weekly basis to eligible households in the town of Hopkinton. They are supported by the Capital Food Program, Government Surplus Foods, NH Food Bank and many local contributors including schools, churches, organizations, businesses and individuals. The food pantry is located on the lower level of the Slusser Center on 41 Houston Drive in Contoocook. Visit hopkinton-nh.gov/human-services/pages/Hopkinton-food-pantry for more information.
The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter was founded in 1981 to provide shelter and food to those in need. The shelter works to end homelessness and alleviate poverty as well as the conditions that force individuals and families with children into hunger and homelessness. The food pantry is located at 2 Quincy St. in Nashua. Visit nsks.org for more information.
The Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry of Franklin provides non-perishable food items, fresh produce, frozen meat, dairy and baked goods to local residents in need. The food pantry is located at 2 Central St. in Franklin. Visit their Facebook page or call 603.934.2662 for more information.