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Seacoast Eat Local believes in high quality, locally grown foods for all. We are partners and collaborators with many local groups and organizations dedicated to eliminating food insecurity in northern New England. Following each market, food donations are made to a local pantry.

We hope that you will consider joining the efforts of Seacoast Eat Local and other organizations to end hunger on the Seacoast and beyond! You can donate purchased produce at a market and drop it in our donation basket, or find more information in this page for getting more involved.

Food Pantries

These are the food pantries and soup kitchens that we have contacted and accept fresh foods, including produce, that you may have in excess from your garden or farm, in addition to nonperishable goods. The list is arranged alphabetically by state and by town.


ALFRED: York County Shelter Programs

Location: Shaker Barn, off Shaker Hill Road, Alfred, ME 04002
Hours: Monday – Friday, 1 – 4pm. In emergencies Bakery at Notre Dame, (207) 324-8811
Contact: Sandra Ryan, (207) 324-1137
Donations: Accepts all donations, drop off any day, 8am to 5pm; or call (207) 324-8811 if need to deliver later, and arrangements with the shelter will be made.

BERWICK: Table of Plenty Food Kitchen

Location: Berwick United Methodist Church, School Street (Route 9), Berwick, ME
Hours: Wednesdays, 4–6pm
Contact: Chris Stolpe, (603) 767-2319
Donations: Accepts all food donations. Please call ahead, but will take drop offs.

KITTERY: Footprints Food Pantry

Location: 37 Old Post Road (corner of Route 103), POB 246 (mailing address), Kittery, ME 03904
Mailing Address: PO Box 246, Kittery, ME 03904
Hours: Wednesdays, 10am–1pm
Contact: Barbara Fernald, (207) 439-4673
Donations: Accepts all fresh produce donations. Open for drop-offs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8–10 a.m., or call ahead to set up a time. Wednesday is actual distribution day for clients.

KITTERY: Table of Plenty Food Kitchen

Location: St. Raphael Church, Whipple Road, Kittery, ME
Hours: Thursdays, 4–6pm
Contact: Chris Stolpe, (603) 767-2319
Donations: Accepts all food donations. Please call ahead, but will take drop offs.

NORTH BERWICK: New Covenant Baptist Church Food Pantry

Location: Baptist Church, 285 Maple Street, North Berwick, ME 03906
Hours: Mondays, 4–6pm
Contact: Mary Craig, (207) 676-4001
Donations: Accepts all donations; call ahead.

SOUTH BERWICK: South Berwick Community Food Pantry

Location: Junction of Norton St & Dawson (at the old ambulance barn), South Berwick, ME 03908
Hours: Thursdays 6–7:30pm; first and third Fridays 10–11:30am
Contact: Mona Stankovich, (207) 384-3310
Donations: Accepts all food donations; call ahead.

YORK: Table of Plenty Community Kitchen

Location: First Parish Church, York Street, York, ME 03909
Hours: Tuesdays, 4–6pm
Contact: Chris Stolpe, (603) 767-2319
Donations: Accepts all food donations. Please call ahead, but will take drop offs.

YORK: York Community Food Pantry

Location: 38 Woodbridge Rd (behind Fazio’s Restaurant), PO Box 243, York, ME 03909
Hours: Tuesdays, 4–6pm
Contact: Pat Whalen, (207) 351-1928
Donations: Accepts all food donations. Food can be dropped off Thursdays 8–11am; please call ahead for other drop-off times.


AMESBURY: Our Neighbor’s Table

Location: Main Street Congregational Church, Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
Mailing Address: PO Box 592,
 Amesbury, MA 01913
Hours: Food Pantry:
 Last Friday of the month, 10:30am–1pm, and last Saturday of the month, 9:30am–12pm, open to all. All other Fridays 10:30am–1pm and Saturdays 9:30am–12pm,open to Amesbury and South Hampton residents only. Meal’s Program:
 Wednesdays, 4–6pm.
Contact: Lindsey Haight, Executive Director, office: (978) 388-1907; Emergency Food Hotline: (978) 835-3016
Donations: Accepts all (no home prepared foods); call ahead.

SALISBURY: The Pettengill House

Location: 13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA  01952
Mailing Address: PO Box 5551,
 Salisbury, MA  01952
Hours: Food Pantry:
 Every Tuesday, 9:00am–2pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm. We serve the following communities: Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury.
Contact: Richard Henderson, Food Pantry Program Coordinator, Office: (978) 463-8801 ext. #103; Salisbury Office main number:  (978) 463-8801
Donations: Accepts all donations (we are unable to accept home prepared foods).  Please call ahead to arrange convenient drop-off time.

New Hampshire

DOVER: CERV (Christian Emergency Response Volunteers)

Location: CERV Thrift Shop, 96 New Rochester Rd, Dover, NH 03820
Hours: Open daily, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturday 10am–4pm
Contact: Kelly Wilson, (603) 516-2378
Donations: Accepts all; drop off is fine.

DOVER: Dover Food Pantry

Location: 1 Silver Street, Dover, NH 03820
Hours: Thursdays, 9am–12pm
Contact: JoAnn Gorman, (603) 742-2929; Darren Janakis, (603) 498-1790
Donations: Accepts all food donations. Drop off during Thursday hours, or call to set up a different time.

DOVER: Seymour Osman Community Center

Location: 40 Hampshire Circle, Dover, NH 03820
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–6pm
Contact: Thad Mandsager, Director of Family Services, (603) 749-6692, ext. 1; Cindi Wiggins, Site and Volunteer Coordinator, (603) 749-6692, ext. 3.
Donations: Accepts all food donations, drop off is fine.

DOVER: Strafford Community Action Partnership

Location: 61 Locust Street, Suite 240, McConnell Center
Hours: Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Contact: (603) 516-8146
Donations: Accepts all. Call to arrange donation.

DURHAM: Cornucopia Food Pantry

The United Campus Ministry to the University of New Hampshire, serving the UNH Community
Location: Waysmeet Center (United Campus Ministry), 15 Mill Road, Durham, NH 03824
Hours: Open two days a week during the school year, Wednesdays 4–5:30pm, and Fridays 12–5pm, and by appointment. From June 1st to September 1st, we are open Wednesdays from 4–5:30pm. If you need a different time to visit, please call or email us with your specific time needs.
Contact: Larry Brickner-Wood, (603) 862-1165 or Larry.Brickner-Wood @ or Waysmeet @; Stacey Hoang, stg9 @
Accepts all types of fresh vegetables (e.g. onions, squash, carrots, corn, peppers, potatoes), dairy (eggs, milk, cheese),

fresh fruit, herbs and spices. We also accept meat, cereal, bread, nuts, flour, healthy snacks, juice, water, and all types of non-food items such as paper goods, household items, etc. Items from local farms and gardens are welcome! Donors do not need to call head, and also, our offices are open every weekday and for more hours than the pantry itself is open, so we can still accept donations when the pantry is closed. We also have some garden spots available for community and shopper use, and welcome visitors of all types to help us out in any way!

DURHAM: St. Thomas More Food Pantry

Location: Church of St. Thomas More, 6 Madbury Rd., Durham, NH 03824
Hours: Thursdays, 4–6pm
Contact: Cindy Racic, (603) 781-0945; Tom Dolan, (603) 659-7162; or Church Office, (603) 868-2666
Donations: Accepts all. Can just drop off, office is open Monday–Thursday 9am–3pm.

EPPING: Epping Bible Baptist Church Food Pantry

Location: Epping Bible Baptist Church, 243 Route 27, Epping, NH 03042
Hours: 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month, 1–2:30pm; if extra week in the month, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday of the month
Contact: Loretta Sygowski, (603) 679-5841
Donations: Accepts all. Prefers people call ahead on either the Wednesday or Thursday before a served meal when they can meet people for food deliveries.

EXETER: Exeter Congregational Church Food Pantry

Location: Church at 21 Front Street, Pantry at 12 Center Street,  Exeter, NH 03833
Hours: Tuesdays, 10am–12pm
Contact: Renay Allen, (603) 772-4216; Liz Dodge, coordinator, (603) 772-4216
Donations: Accepts smaller donations of fresh produce on Tuesdays. Can drop off at 12 Center Street on back porch, Tuesday mornings before 10am.

EXETER: St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry

Location: 53 Lincoln Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday, 7–8pm; Wednesday & Friday, 1–2pm
Contact: Phone: (603) 772-9922; Fax: (603) 772-9928; Email: [email protected]
Donations: Non-perishables preferred but have commercial grade  refrigeration and freezer capabilities. Website is continually updated to show a list of current needs. Eggs are always in high demand. Our Community Assistance Center is normally open from 9am–2pm Monday to Thursday, and closed Fridays. Our entry way at the front of the building is protected from the elements and can hold a certain amount of canned/boxed goods if after hours. If you have frozen goods, please call beforehand to coordinate. For large amounts, we have a van and driver available, please call ahead to coordinate. For questions, we urge you to call ahead and leave a message—we’re sure to get back to you promptly.

FARMINGTON: Interfaith Food Pantry

Location: First Congregational Church, 400 Main Street, Farmington, NH 03835
Hours: Last Saturday of each month, 9:30–10:30am (except no distribution in August)
Contact: Church Office, (603) 755-4816; Donald A. Marble, (603) 755-3764
Donations: Prefers that fresh food be donated no earlier than the last Tuesday of the month. They would be able to handle a limited amount of fresh produce only once a month on the last Saturday of the month. Serves the towns of Farmington and Middleton. Please call ahead.

FARMINGTON: Strafford Community Action Partnership

Location: 527 Main Street, Farmington, NH
Hours: Open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Contact: (603) 516-8146
Donations: Accepts all. Call to arrange donation.

FREMONT: Fremont Food Pantry

Location: Fremont Town Hall, 295 Main Street, Fremont, NH 03044
Hours: By appointment
Contact: Kathy Arsenault, (603) 895-1162; Stephanie Sim-Vallierre, (603) 895-4454
Donations: Accepts all. Drop off during normal business hours for the Fremont Town Hall, Monday 8am–3pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am–4pm, Thursday 10am–7pm, and Friday 8am–12pm, or call for after-hours drop off.

MILTON: Strafford Community Action Partnership

Location: 55 Industrial Drive (use side entrance), Milton, NH
Hours: Open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday
Contact: (603) 516-8146
Donations: Accepts all. Call to arrange donation.

MILTON: We Care Food Pantry

Location: 370 White Mountain Highway, Milton, NH
Hours: Open Mondays 9:30-11:30 am and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm
Contact: (603) 923-9456
Donations: Accepts all. Call to arrange donation.

NEW DURHAM: New Durham Food Pantry

Location: 5 Main Street, New Durham, NH 03855
Hours: Saturdays, 9–10am
Contact: Eileen Barry, (603) 817-0372
Donations: Accepts all. Please call ahead.

NEWMARKET: Newmarket Community Church Food Pantry

Location: 137 Main Street, Newmarket, NH 03857
Hours: Thursday 12-2PM and 4-6PM
Contact: Office Administrator (603) 659-3892 or [email protected]
Donations: Accepts donations on Thursdays between 9AM – 6PM

NOTTINGHAM: Nottingham Food Pantry

Location: Town Municipal Bldg., State Road (Rte. 152), Nottingham, NH 03290
Hours: Third Thursdays, 6–7 p.m.
Contact: Chilli Tennis, (603) 679-5209
Donations: All donations accepted, please call ahead.

PORTSMOUTH: A Common Table

Location: St. John Episcopal Church (Parish Hall), 101 Chapel St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hours: Meal is served on Thursdays, 12–1pm; diners can arrive between 10am–12pm
Contact: Judy Roberts, (603) 778-2357, lj7222 @; Suzi Raeside, (207) 439-3133, suziraeside @
Donations: Area chefs draw up the menu before each Thursday. Accepts produce of any kind and can store some of it in a pantry (onions, potatoes, etc.) and some in the refrigerator, or give to the diners to take home. Either call ahead or just drop off during open hours. This free lunch program serves about 150 people each week, mostly homeless and low income, plus seniors.

PORTSMOUTH: Emergency Food Pantry – Operation Blessing, Inc.

Location: 600-A Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hours: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10am–4pm
Contact: Byron or Terry Towner, (603) 430-8561
Donations: Accepts all donations. Please call ahead.

PORTSMOUTH: The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

Location: 15 Middle Street (next to Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe), Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7am–6pm Saturday–Sunday, 4–6pm only (volunteers onsite in kitchen)
Contact: Jane Ferguson, Office Manager, (603) 436-2606, [email protected]; Debora Coolidge, [email protected]
Donations: Accepts all donations. Calling ahead helps them plan, but may drop off without calling. Thank you for your interest in helping the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry offer fresh produce to those that come to us for food. We would like to receive whatever donations are available.

PORTSMOUTH: Gather (Formerly The Seacoast Family Food Pantry)

Location: City Hall Complex, 7 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am–3pm; Tuesday, Thursday, 3–6pm
Contact: Diane Giese, (603) 436-6161; Margie Parker (603) 436-0641
Donations: Accepts all food and personal care donations. Food donations are welcome to be dropped off at the agency during pantry hours.

RAYMOND: New Life (Assembly of God) Food Pantry

Location: Route 156 (84 Nottingham Road), Raymond, NH 03106
Hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 3:15–5:30pm, open half an hour earlier for seniors
Contact: Tanya Lambert, (603) 895-6041
Donations: All donations accepted. Call ahead or just drop off .

RAYMOND: Raymond Community Action

Location: 55 Prescott Road, Raymond, NH 03077
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm, except certain holidays
Contact: Lore Menard, Food Pantry Coordinator, office: (603) 474-3507
Donations: Accepts fruit and vegetables with good shelf life. Call ahead if possible; someone will be there to accept during hours.

SALEM: Salem Community Action (temporarily closed)

SANBORNVILLE: Greater Wakefield Food Pantry

Location: 132 Meadow Street, Sanbornville, NH
Hours: Wednesdays, 10am–4pm
Contact: Janet Miller (603) 522-5058 (home) or (603) 522-3094 (pantry)
Donations: Accepts all types of food; please call before dropping off.

SANDOWN: Sandown Community Food Pantry

Location1 Hampstead Rd. Sandown, NH 03873
Hours Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 and Friday mornings from 9:00-10:00
Contact: Arlene Bassett (603) 887-3453 or (603) 505-1512 or [email protected]
Donations: Accepts all non perishable donations as well as toiletries and paper products.  They can be left at the Sandown Town Hall when the pantry is not open.  Also accepts perishables such as produce, bread, pastries, etc.  They can be left at the pantry during open hours or can be left at 393 Main St during other hours. 

SEABROOK: Seabrook Community Table (Soup Kitchen)

Location: Church of Christ, 867 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874, and Trinity Parish House, 103 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874
Hours: Mondays at Church of Christ, 5–6pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Trinity Parish House, 5–6pm
Contact: Joyce Addison, 603-474-9608
Website: On Facebook at Seabrook Community Table
Donations: Accepts all; please call to coordinate, can only take fresh food during certain days of the week.

SEABROOK: Seacoast Community Action

Location: 683 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm, except certain holidays
Contact: Lore Menard, Food Pantry Coordinator, office: (603) 474-3507
: Accepts fruit and vegetables with good shelf life. Call ahead if possible; someone will be there to accept during hours.

Seacoast Grow-a-Row

Seacoast Grow a Row

Seacoast Grow-a-Row is a community-based program that encourages individual and community gardeners to plant and donate an extra row of produce in support of local food pantries and food relief organizations in neighborhoods, local districts, cities and counties nationwide. Seacoast Grow-a-Row is sponsored by the Food Providers Network and The United Way of the Greater Seacoast.

How you can be a part of Seacoast Grow-a-Row:

1. Find a food provider close to your garden:

Food pantries that accept fresh foods

Food Providers Network

2.  Get in touch with the food provider you have chosen and let them know you are a Seacoast Grow-a-Row gardener. Plan together to make sure they will be ready to accept your donation.

3. Share your plans and spread the word! Your good work is multiplied when the information can be shared out. Download a poster to share (.pdf) and share your plans on social media #growarow!

4. Plant your garden and then drop off your produce when it is harvest time!

For information on Grow-a-Row and Food providers in your area, contact:
Susan Turner at  603-969-5318 or email: [email protected]