Food Resources in the Greater Nashua Community

2-1-1 NH/2-1-1 MA:

  • If a family needs help, call 2-1-1 (Food, Shelter, Clothing, Supplies, Legal Aide, Crisis Help)
  • Confidential assistance is available in 150 languages.

City Welfare Office:

18 Mulberry St. Nashua NH | Phone: 603-589-4555
*Request Emergency Assistance Program can help with short term emergency coverage for food, clothing, rent money, prescription medications, or cash voucher.
  • Other towns:
    • Amherst: 2 Main St. | Phone: 603-673-6041
    • Merrimack: 6 Baboosic Lake Rd. | Phone: 603-423-8535
    • Concord: 129 Pleasant St. | Phone: 603-883-7726
    • Manchester: 1528 Elm St. | Phone: 603-624-6484
    • Milford: 1 Union Square | Phone: 603-673-3652
    • Bedford: 24N Amherst Rd. | Phone: 603-792-1315
    • Brookline: 1 Main St. Po Box 360 | Phone: 603-673-8855 x300

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/Food Stamps:  

  • To apply go to or call 603-271-9700 or 1-800-852-3345 x9700 (through this option you can apply for many other resources such as cash assistance and Medicaid insurance as well.) For help with an application, please call 877-347-7627.
  • For families that reside in Massachusetts, go to or call 877-382-2363, Press 7.

United Way Programs | Phone: 603-882-4011

  • Click here for Produce pantries, Little Free Pantries and seasonal offerings in Nashua.

Western Hillsborough County Family Services (Southern NH Services):

Phone: 603-924-9601
  • This program assists with gaps in services and needs for low-income families connecting them to services including food, shelter, and other help.

Meals on Wheels:  

For New Hampshire residents: call 603-424-9967
For Massachusetts residents: 
  • MOC (Making Opportunity Count) call 978-345-8501 ext. 2.
  • Townsend Senior Center (Council on Aging) call 978- 597-1710
    • Lunches: Hot meals are served everyday Monday through Friday (except for holidays)
  • Pepperell Senior Center (Albert Harris Center) call 978-433-0326

Women Infant and Children’s (WIC) Program:

134 Allds St | Phone: 603-889-3440 Fax: 603-228-1898 or 1-800-WIC-4321
  • This program is for families with children birth through 5 years of age. This program consists of Nutritionists and Lactation Specialists as well as online education and parenting tips.
  • For Massachusetts residents, contact Ayer, MA at 978-345-6272 or Leominster, MA
    at 978-534-9117.

Local School Meals Program:

  • Your Child’s school provides Breakfast and Lunch based on your family’s income.
    *Parents submit applications each year to be included in this program. Please look on your child’s school Website or contact the school for more information. Massachusetts schools provide free breakfast and lunch for all students in school.

End 68 Hours of Hunger Program:

Provides nutritious food for children to take home from school on Friday afternoon. Parents can request to be part of this program through their school. The student picks up a brown, unmarked bag at the end of the day on Friday afternoon to bring home filled with nutritious nonperishable foods.

Summer School Lunch Distribution:

Each weekday during the month of July, volunteers set up tables outside five Nashua elementary schools to distribute take-away breakfasts and lunches to neighborhood children in need of food. For more information on your local summer food, contact
603-668-8010 or visit

Local NH Food Pantries:

For a complete list, please visit
Location Address Phone
Nashua Soup Kitchen
Food pantry M, W, F: 12-3
Breakfast M-F 8:30-9:30, Dinner M-Sa 4-6 Su. 12-1:30
2 Quincy St
Corpus Christi Food Pantry
Distributes goods and services Monday and Wednesday 10-2 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 call for an appointment.
3 Crown St
Tolles Street Food Pantry
Open Mondays and Thursdays 12-2
52 Whitney St
Salvation Army 1 Montgomery Ave
Families in Transition-Food Pantry & Donation Center 176 Lake Ave, Manchester 603-641-9441
Merrimack Community Food Pantry 646 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack 603-440-0741
St Patrick Food Pantry, St Patrick’s Parish 12 Main St, Pelham 603-635-7592
Upper Room Food Pantry 36 Tsienneto Rd, Derry 603-437-8477
Milford Share
Pantry open Mon-Fri May apply online at
Elm St 603-673-9898
Greater Nashua Downtown Gardens
and Farmers Market
(SNAP Market Match)
Nashua 603-883-5700

Local MA Food Pantries:

For a complete list, please visit
Aging Services on North Central MA | Phone: 978-537-7411
Location Address Phone
Merrimack Valley Food Bank 735 Broadway St, Lowell 978-454-7272
Catholic Charities North County 196 Mechanic St, Leominster 978-840-0696
Townsend Ecumenical Outreach 82 Bayberry Hill Rd, Townsend 978-877-6002
United Neighbors of Fitchburg 18 Fairmount St, Fitchburg 978-342-2069
Loaves and Fishes 234 Barnum Rd, Devins 978-772-4627
Pach 66 Hollis Street, Pepperell 978-925-9770