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We Provide Food Assistance to Those in Need in Southern New Hampshire
The operations of Shepherd’s Pantry are carried out by a dedicated group of volunteers who, each week, shop for food, pick up regular donations from supermarkets and bakeries, fill the shelves and freezers and then bag the food and distribute it to our clients each Monday morning.
Struggling With Food Insecurity?
We’re here to help.
Shepherd’s Pantry operates every Monday morning as a drive through from the Windham Presbyterian Church parking lot providing food assistance to those in need in Southern New Hampshire. We want to make sure that none of our neighbors goes hungry.
Due to the increase in client volume in recent weeks the Shepherd’s Pantry Board of Directors has voted that as of July 1st, Shepherd’s Pantry will only accept new clients living in Windham. We will continue to serve our client base, including those not living in Windham, and any other new Windham families until such time that our weekly numbers recede.
Learn how you can qualify for food assistance.
The Turkey Trot = Neighborhood Fun Run!
The Windham Turkey Trot started in 1995 and is now the primary annual Fundraising Event to support the Windham Shepherd’s Pantry.
In 2020, Shepherd’s Pantry was given the opportunity to assume the operation of the Trot so now both the Windham Shepherd’s Pantry and the Windham Turkey Trot are under the same 501(c)(3) umbrella. This means 100% of the funds raised from The Windham Turkey Trot goes to Shepherd’s Pantry to help its clients who experience food insecurity.
Russ and Joan Gebo are former, long-time serving Shepherd’s Pantry volunteers for roughly 25 years. Joan became involved with Shepherd’s Pantry when she asked Shepherd’s Pantry co-founder, Sue Kling about volunteer work. Sue introduced them to Shepherd’s Pantry and Gebo’s volunteer adventure began!
One of Russ’s duties was the New Hampshire Food Bank pick up, and he especially enjoyed it during Thanksgiving, when he would pick up the turkeys for the Thanksgiving distribution. Russ would also complete additional vendor pickups, such as Hannafords. One day, a Hannafords employee contacted Shepherd’s Pantry about a bread donation and Russ collected it. He spoke with the employees and emphasized how grateful both the pantry volunteers and its clients were for this donation. To this day, Shepherd’s Pantry receives weekly bread and pastry donations from generous vendors such as Hannafords.
Joan has collaborated with a multitude of fellow volunteers and has always seen Shepherd’s Pantry as a warm, welcoming community. The comradery and sense of community amongst volunteers is what makes Shepherd’s Pantry. “The goodness of the volunteers who worked there and the people made the volunteering fun.” – Joan Gebo
Thank you, Gebo Family, for your dedication and service to Shepherd’s Pantry!
(Photographed left to right: Joan Gebo and Russ Gebo)
The Derry-Salem Elks generously sponsored the 29th Annual Windham Turkey Trot. Photographed is Shepherd’s Pantry volunteer, Bob Richards, accepting...
The Windham Lions Club collected canned goods during their annual Christmas Party and donated them to Shepherd’s Pantry. Photographed are the...
A huge Thank You to the over 900 trotters, our volunteers, the DeWane Family, and our generous sponsors who helped make the 29th Annual Windham...