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Food pantries in Merrimack New Hampshire.

The region is supported by a number of churches and food pantries. Low income families in Merrimack County New Hampshire and people who are struggling can contact one of the locations listed below for information. Many of the free food banks are open limited hours, and individuals can only receive help from the pantry as supplies last.

While the exact amount and type of services will vary for each Merrimack food bank, some of what can be provided is as follows. Many provide assistance with Christmas gifts & food baskets, clothing, meals and much more. Many locations also have a clothing closet that distributes free or low cost, donated, clean clothes for work or school. Programs are usually open to Merrimack County families in need regardless of background.

Aid is always limited based on funding and donations from the community. Visitors to many of the food pantries and churches are given 6 meals worth of food per visit, or can only stop by once every few months. Demand can also fluctuate, and many centers require clients to call ahead for an appointment. Call one of the pantries below for information and/or referrals.

First Baptist Church
Food pantry address - 88 West Main Street
Bradford, New Hampshire 03221
Phone number is (603) 938-5313




Centerpoint Pantry
Location is 20 N State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Call for service (603) 224-7427

Belknap/Merrimack County Community Action Program
Main office is 2 Industrial Park Drive, Building #2
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-6880
Assistance programs offered on site are extensive. Apply for aid such as LIHEAP or rent, and also food items. Get an extensive listing of local charity organizations and food banks in Merrimack County.





Centerpoint Pantry
Address is 20 N State Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
(603) 224-7427 for service

Boscawen Congregational Church
12 High Street
Boscawen, NH 03303

Concord City Office, Concord Human Services
247 Pleasant Street, Ste. 1
Concord, NH 03301
Phone number (603) 225-8575
Towns in Merrimack County, including Concord, can provide qualified individuals with information on and access to emergency assistance, including food and social services. Read more on public assistance in New Hampshire.

West Congregational Church
Address - 499 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone number is (603) 224-4142

First Congregational Church of Concord
177 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-5039
They offer an onsite shelter (call (603) 225-5491) as well as a pantry. The churches phone number is (603) 225-9248

Friends Of Forgotten Children
Location is 224 Bog Road
Concord, NH 03301
Dial (603) 753-4801

Gospel Light Food Pantry
Location is 124 L Hall
Concord, New Hampshire 03302
Phone number - (603) 225-7373




Rise Again Outreach
34 Staniels Road, Ste. 5
Concord, NH 03307
Toll free (800) 266-5017
A soup kitchen is also on site.

Salvation Army – Concord NH
Main address is 58 Clinton Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
(603) 225-5586
Runs a variety of social services and assistance programs for the low income. Some may have limited financial assistance for paying expenses such as rent or heating bills. However most of the aid is non-monetary, and includes items such as food, clothing, meals, and shelter.

St John The Evangelist Parish, St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
Main pantry address - 72 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Administrative number is (603) 225-1122

St Paul's Episcopal Church
21 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03302
Service/Intake is (603) 224-2523
Volunteers and other from the church distribute emergency food boxes, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and other aid. Referrals are also provided.

Christ The King Parish - St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
Location is 135 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Runs a food pantry for the low income. Perishable food, canned goods, vegetables and other resources are offered.

St. Peter's Church is also part of this network.
Phone (603) 225-4331

First Congregational Church
Location is 6 Stark Highway North
Dunbarton, NH 03045
Main number is (603) 774-3208

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry
Address is 237 Central Street
Franklin, NH 03235
Call (603) 934-2662 for hours of food distribution.





Henniker Food Pantry
7 Western Avenue
Henniker, New Hampshire 03242
Service/Intake is (603) 428-6015

Loudon Congregational Church
Church Street
Loudon, NH 03307
(603) 783-9478

Loudon Food Pantry
30 Chichester Road, Unit D
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307
Dial the pantry at (603) 724-9731
The charity also provides cleaning supplies. Free groceries may be combined with soap, laundry detergent, hygiene items, and similar supplies.

South Newbury Union Church that is located on Village Road
Newbury, NH 03255
(603) 938-5369 Service/Intake
They may also serve free Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter meals.

Mmaculate Conception Church
9 Bonney Street
Penacook, NH 03303

United Church of Penacook
Address is 21 Merrimack Street
Penacook, New Hampshire 03303
Main number (603) 753-4072

A regional Feeding America affiliate for Merrimack County can be reached at 603.669.9725. This center can offer referrals to USDA programs (free school lunches and senior food), emergency pantries, and much more.

By Jon McNamara











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