The Covid-19 virus has had a severe impact on the state's economy. The last few weeks have seen a spike in the number of unemployment benefit filings. Many of the hardest hit lack savings to tide them through until the economy reopens. Our local food pantries are reporting increased requests and need donations. If you can, please consider making a donation.
End 68 Hours of Hunger Oyster River
33 Coe Drive, Durham, NH 03824
This program provides school children with a backpack of food to take home for the weekend. Each bag of food costs $10 and provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for a child. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and money are accepted. Donations can be dropped of Monday-Friday at the door of 33 Coe Drive. Checks can be mailed to 68 Hours of Hunger Oyster River, 33 Coe Drive, Durham, NH 039284.
St Thomas More Food Pantry
6 Madbury Rd, P.O. Box 620, Durham, NH 03824
St Thomas More is the local Catholic Church near the intersection of Madbury Road and Pettee Brook Lane. They accept non-perishable food items, new, reusable grocery bags, and monetary donations. Food can be dropped off anytime at the entryway of the student center next to the Church. For larger donations, contact Cindy Racic. Checks can directed to St. Thomas More Church and designated for the food pantry.
United Campus Ministry Waysmeet Center/Cornucopia
15 Mill Road, Durham, MH 03824
Food donations can be dropped off at the door of Cornucopia food pantry Tuesdays 3pm-6pm, Wednesdays 1pm-4pm, and Fridays 12pm-2pm.
Newmarket Community Church Food Pantry
137 Main Street Newmarket NH, 03857
They accept both perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, pet food, and monetary donations. Drop off times are Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm-2 pm and Saturday 10am-12pm. Monetary donations can be made through the website.
Wilkinson Food Pantry at Lee Congregational Church
17 Mast Road, Lee New Hampshire.
The Wilkinson Memorial Food Pantry provides confidential help to families from the towns of Lee, Durham, Madbury, Newmarket, and Nottingham. They accept mainly non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Call to find out drop off information.