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Food Pantries And Other Organizations Offering Assistance Throughout The Upper Valley

Check out the list of food pantries and other organizations offering assistance throughout the Upper Valley.

Courtesy of Upper Valley Strong (

Barnard, VT

Food Pantry & Prepared Meals in conjunction with Helping Hands and the Barnard Country Store 


Thompson Senior Center

 Woodstock VT Food Shelf (serves Barnard residents)

Chelsea, VT

Chelsea Senior Center 

  • Location: United Church of Chelsea 13 North Common, Chelsea, VT
  • Services: Meals delivered Mon and Fri with the option of receiving 3 additional meals for the week during Covid-19.  Pre-Covid, communal meals or meal delivery available Mon and Fri.
  • Contact: 802 685-2290 or [email protected]

 Chelsea Food Shelf

  • Location: United Church of Chelsea 13 North Common, Chelsea, VT
  • Services: Not allowing anyone inside, pick up/drive-by model
  • Hours: Second Tuesdays, 12-1 pm and fourth Tuesdays 5-6 pm
  • Contact: 802-685-3146

Claremont, NH

Claremont Soup Kitchen

  • Location: 53 Central Street, Claremont, NH
  • Services: Walk-in pantry and monthly food boxes to qualifying residents once per month;  Meals 9:30-10:30 pm; 12-1 pm; 4:-5 pm *COVID procedure: access at the front door on Central Street
  • Pantry is open Mon- Fri 9am-1pm *COVID  procedure by appointment only
  • Contact: Director, Cindy Stevens 603-543-3290. [email protected] or Food Pantry Coordinator, Melissa Edwards [email protected]
  • Website:

 Claremont Senior Center

  • Location: 5 Acer Heights Rd, Claremont, NH
  • Services: Lunch Tues and Thurs *COVID procedure: Call ahead 603-543-5998 for reservation. Drive through pick up from 11:45-12:15 $5 nonmember $4 member
  • Contact: [email protected]  or 603 543-5998

·         Town Office 
Services: Food pantry, school meals. neighbor to neighbor and aging in place are delivering groceries and medicine to the elderly.
Hours: Call whenever needed
Contact: Jeffrey Katchen, 603-675-6726

·         Cornish Produce Drop
Services: Food services, including fresh produce
Hours: Wednesday 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM at the Cornish Town Hall, 488 Town House Road, NH


Friends Feeding Friends Food Pantry

  • Hours of Operation: Tuesdays from 4 pm-6 pm behind the Enfield Police Station out of the EPD garage bay
  • Who are these pantries for? Our pantries are open to anyone in need of a 3-day supply of groceries that lives in one of the 5 Mascoma Valley Towns: Canaan, Dorchester, Grafton, Enfield, and Orange.
  • More info:

 Listen Community Services

  • Service: Food boxes to take home, no need to come inside—simply come to the side door and they will meet you.
  • Hours: Food pantry at 60 Hanover Street in Lebanon open 10 am – 4 pm on Mon-Fri
  • Contact: (603) 448-4553

Fairlee and West Fairlee VT

Food Shelf (serving Thetford, Vershire, Fairlee, West Fairlee, Strafford)

  • Hours of Operation: Tues/Thurs 10-12 pm
  • Location: Town Hall 3910 Rt 113. Please do not come inside, knock on the side entrance and wait in the car for a prepackaged bag.
  • Contact Person: Mary C. Allen, 612-719-8618
  • Website:

 Orford/Fairlee Food Shelf

  • Services: Food Voucher system – 20$ food card; deliver groceries, need a ride.
  • Hours: 9-3 Monday- Thursday by appointment
  • Contact: Georgette Wolf-Ludwig, 802-333-4363 ex 1; 802-333-0187 or email [email protected]

 Helping Hands and West Fairlee Community Club

  • Services: Grocery shopping and delivery, prescription pick up
  • Vershire Contact: Zanni 682-4448 or [email protected]
  • West Fairlee Contact: Linda Baccei 802-333-9341 or [email protected]

Tuesday Noon Grocery

  • Services: Drive through bus loop at Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee
  • Hours: Tuesdays 12-1 PM (call by Friday for Tuesday delivery) pre-registration helpful but not required
  • Contact: Jen Shatney 333-9937; 333-9937; Melanie Bacon 333-9473; Michelle Cox 802 565- 0252; Ann O’Hearn 333-4668 x 4107

Fairlee and West Fairlee residents are within the LISTEN food shelf service area


LISTEN Community Services

Services: To go meals in WRJ
Hours: Mon-Sat 5-5:30 pm 42 Maple Street WRJ, VT
Contact: (603) 448-4553

 Upper Valley Haven

Services: Food Shelf  Monday-Friday 9-3 Sunday 12-3; take out meal 9-10 am; service coordination help via phone only 9-3 
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm
Contact: 802-295-6500 or

 Upper Valley Senior Center

  • Services: Curbside Take-Out Meals
  • Location: 10 Campbell Street, Lebanon, NH
  • Contact: Jill Vahey, Director or Kappy Scoppettone, Outreach Worker 603-448-4213
  • Website: Upper Valley Senior Center

Molly’s Place at CHaD

Wellspring Food Pantry

  • Services: Drive-up pickup box of food
  • Hours: Thurs. 5 pm Saturday 9 AM – 10 AM, at 407 N Main St Rt 10, West Lebanon
  • Contact: [email protected]

Lyme, NH

Community Care of Lyme

  • Services: One-stop connection for food resources in Lyme. Lyme Food Pantry, home-delivered meals, gift cards to grocery stores and restaurants through CCL Jenks Fund.
  • Contact: 603-795-0603 [email protected]

 Lyme Food Pantry

  • Services: Packaged food, often including fresh offerings, for pick-up or delivery, by pre-order or referral. Includes Willing Hands produce on Tuesday.
  • Hours: Pick-up at Lyme School Tuesday 1 PM or by appointment 603-795-2831
  • Contact: Community Care of Lyme at 603-795-0603, [email protected]; Kathleen Sherrieb, 603-795-2831

 Meals for Neighbors

  • Services: Home-made meals delivered by referral or request, for short-term support (usually up to 2-3 weeks)
  • Contact: Kathleen Sherrieb, 603-795-2831 (Lyme Congregational Church Health Ministry/CommunityCare of Lyme)


  • Services: Home-made soup delivered on referral or by request, primarily as “hug”
  • Contact: Dayle Mason, [email protected] (Lyme Congregational Church Health Ministry)


  • Services: Fresh vegetables, donated by Lyme gardeners, delivered on referral or by request
  • Hours: July-September. Deliveries after 4 PM on Monday. Donate veggies Monday before 4 pm at Lyme Congregational Church.
  • Contact: Dayle Mason, [email protected] (Lyme Congregational Church Health Ministry)

 Town of Plainfield, NH

  • Hours of Operation: 1st Thurs. 3rd Fri. and 3rd Sat. 9 am-11 am
  • Location: Christ Community Church
  • Services Currently Offered: 
  • Food Pantry (Upper Valley Humane Society offers cat and dog food 3rd Fri & Sat )
  • School Nutritional Summer Program
  • Drive through Senior Social Luncheon with access to needs assessment and wellness check; 8 meal care packages

 Caring Neighbors Program (for residents of Plainfield, Cornish, and Meriden offering grocery shopping  and prescription pick up.)

  • Contact Person: Stephanie Schell  603-469-3201

Randolph, VT

Randolph Area Food Shelf   

  • Proof of residency is required. 
  • Location:12 Prince Street Unit 3,  Randolph, VT 05060
  • Hours of Operation: M-W-F  3-5 pm, Tues 1-5 pm, Thurs 5-7 pm
  • Services Currently Offered: Food Shelf is open for shopping or request pre-packaged bags of food.  Proxy shoppers allowed. 
  • Contact Person: Jo Busha 802 431-0144 
  • Website:

To read more about this community effort, see page 65 in the Here in Hanover Winter 2020 digital edition. Click here.

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