Peterborough Area Community Aid

Ways to Help

Young or old, alone or as a team or organization, there are many ways you can help by donating directly, volunteering, or hosting a food drive. 

Over 90% of all donations are dedicated to fulfilling our goal of directly assisting those in need. The Peterborough Food Pantry is a program under the umbrella of Peterborough Area Community Aid, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Your donations and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.  

Click the button below to make a secure financial donation.






Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Peterborough Food Pantry.  Make a difference for our hungry neighbors in need by volunteering to help out at the Peterborough Food Pantry. Please complete our volunteer form today for more details and we will follow up.  

Volunteer Application 




Host a Food or Fund Drive

Check out these many ways to hold a food or fund drive!  

It’s easy to set up on your own, or we can help.  If you need assistance, please email or call 603.924.3008 and we’ll be happy to help you get started.   

Office Drives

School “Team” Drives

“Pop-Up” Food Drive

Church or Organization Food Drive


Donate Food


Household Donations

We accept donations of non-perishable items at the Peterborough Food Pantry during hours of operation.  In addition to canned goods, dry goods, and fruits and vegetables, personal hygiene items are always greatly appreciated as they are typically expensive and cannot be purchased by our customers using SNAP. Kindly date check any dry and canned goods to be sure they are not past their expiration date!  Our pantry is located in the Peterborough community Center at  25 Elm Street Peterborough, NH across from Valley Tire and Auto and the Bowling Alley. 

Shop at Shaw’s for the Pantry

Did you know there is a barrel at Shaw’s for Food Pantry Food Donations?  Adding a few items to your cart as you shop to deposit in the barrel on your way out is an easy way to help and a great way to make the most of store promotions!  Watch for our Food Pantry table out front, too, when we host our own food drives twice a year. 

Watch for Other Food Drives

Local groups like the Boy Scouts and US Postal workers sponsor food drives throughout the year and will pick up donations left out for them.  Watch for notices! 

Food Rescue for Retailers and Restaurants

Save good food from being wasted!  We can arrange to pick up dry, refrigerated, and frozen products, saving your business transportation and staff costs. For more information on making a food industry donation, please call 603.924.3008



Become a Strategic Partner

Join our growing list of corporate and small business sponsors in assisting us as active partners to make a difference in our community.

Contact us at and our Sponsorship Volunteer will get back to you 



Our deepest gratitude to these chain and independent grocery stores and small businesses who help us fill our freezers, shelves, and produce cart all year round.