Peterborough Food Pantry
If you are a New or Re-Qualifying Customer, click the button below to print out our simple Application Form. Fill out what you can and bring it to the Food Pantry during our open hours, or call 603-924-3008 for more info or if you have questions.
About Our Pantry
The Food Pantry provides food for approximately 300 families per month. We conduct a respectful and confidential interview with each new customer. Our clients are the elderly, Veterans, the disabled, children and working families who just can’t make ends meet. We are a New Hampshire Food Bank approved agency.
We are also a “choice” pantry which means our customers choose which items to take home that day from a list that includes regular pantry staples, fresh meats and produce, daily specials, cleaning and paper products, and toiletries for the entire family. Our stock of inventory changes often and there is lots to choose from. Check out a "sample shopping list" below:
In 2017 we added a new program of buying fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers during the summer months. Soon local home gardeners were donating beautiful produce from their gardens. In November when local produce is no longer available, we partner with Hannaford’s Supermarkets to rescue fresh produce that is nearing its sell-by date. To guarantee that there is enough produce during winter weeks, we launched the Green Bag Program. Through this program, employees of local businesses pledge to donate fresh produce to the pantry during the winter months. We currently have 40 local businesses and organizations participating.
Another regular service we provide is the distribution of Senior Boxes, provided by the USDA and available to eligible customers once a month. If you are interested and believe you qualify, please ask!
People may come to the Food Pantry once a week and we aim to provide supplemental food for approximately three days. The amount of food given is based on the number of people in each household.
During COVID we developed a safe way for people to pick up food. People are asked to call in their order before coming to the Food Pantry, a Pantry volunteer will go over food choices available that day and take your order over the phone. You choose the pick up time and your groceries will be ready when you arrive. We ask that people please bring their own bags. One customer at a time may come to the door and masks are required at this time.
More Resources and Services
Below are links to other available resources including Food Pantries in nearby towns, Community Suppers, and Social Services.