Peterborough Area Community Aid

News and Events Archive

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May 10, 2024 - Name Change

Big News.  The Peterborough Human Services Fund changes its name to Peterborough Area Community Aid and updates its mailing address.


March 7, 2024 - Nourishing Neighbors Donation

HUGE thank you to the Shaw's supermarket in Peterborough for raising money ($24.3K) for us again this year as part of their Nourishing Neighbors program which was run this past fall through the holiday season! The Peterborough Shaw's raised the most money of all the Shaw’s/Star stores in our region (all of New England except CT). Thank you to our wonderful community members for making this happen.

L-R: Jen Frost, Shaw’s Customer Service Manager, Tim Riley, PFP Board Member, Eli Rajaniemi, Shaw’s Store Director, Glo Morison, PFP Board President, Greg Naudascher, PFP Board VP, Richard Redding, PFP Board Treasurer


Sept 18-22 - Conval Food Drive

NH Tackles Hunger food drive at Conval all week, September 18-22.  And at the football game Friday night, September 22.  See you there and go Cougars! 

06.24.2023 - Food Drive

We had a hugely successful Food Drive on June 24th at Shaw's.  Once again our community came out and really showed their support for the Pantry!.  We collected over 14 shopping carts of food and raised hundred of dollars in one day!  Thank you everyone who helped support us.  Your help helps so many! 

02.16.2023 Huge Shaw's Donation

We're so excited to receive $18,800 in gift cards from Shaw's and Nourishing Neighbors. These funds are from the holiday fundraiser, part of Shaw's Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative. 

01.12.2023 Thank you

Special thank you from Gloria, our president, to everyone in the community that sponsored a food drive during the holidays! 


NPR: Donations to Food Banks Can't Keep Up with Rising Costs

NPR article on how food banks are dealing with rising costs. 

12.01.2022 Annual Appeal Letter

Here is a copy of our annual appeal letter.  Thank you all so much; to everyone who has supported the Peterborough Food Pantry this year.  With your time, food and capital.  Your support means so much and has helped so many families. Thank you all so much!

11.17.2022 Food Pantry Meets Growing Need

Wonderful article in the Monadnock Ledger Transcript. 

09.02.2022 - New Hampshire Tackles Hunger Sept. 13th-23rd.

Bring a non-expired, non-perishable canned food item
to any CV school or High School homecoming game
to help prevent food insecurity in our community.

Or Donate Today!

08.15.2022 - New Hampshire Mobile Food Pantry in Ringe August 23rd 

The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals in Ringe on Tuesday August 23rd, from 12:00-2:00 in the Hannafords parking lot. 

05.14.2022 - Peterborough Food Pantry Annual Food Drive

On Saturday, May 14th, the Peterborough Food Pantry held its annual food drive outside the Peterborough Shaw's supermarket. It was the first time we have held the Food Drive since it was cancelled two years ago due to COVID.  The drive was a huge success.  We received over 15 shopping carts of donated food.  Thank you to Shaw's for hosting us and to everyone who generously donated to the Food Pantry. 

The Pantry Team at Shaw's 

05.14.2022 - USPS Fill a Bag. Help Feed Families Food Drive 

Many thanks to the USPS and the National Association of Letter Carriers for organizing the huge food drive in the Peterborough area. It was such a wonderful and simple idea. On May 14th, Peterborough residents left food outside by their mailboxes for their letter carriers' to pick up.  And on May 16th, the USPS dropped off over 200 lbs. of food to the Peterborough Food Pantry.  This was a fantastic effort by the Peterborough NALC and the community.  Your support will help so many.  

Dropping off the Donations

02.24.22 - Lions Club Donation

Many special thanks to the Peterborough Lions Club for their very generous donation to the Food Pantry.  Gloria Morison, Peterborough Pantry President, Linda Guyette, Lions Club 1st VP, and Michael Reimer, Lions Club Treasurer. Monadnock Ledger Transcript, February 24, 2022.

11.01.21 - Pause for a Cause

06.04.19 — Pantry Launches Eat Fresh Initiative