Families and friends seeking assistance: Please arrive after 9:15 on Monday mornings. Parking lots will be closed to clients prior to 9:15.
Our Number of Clients is increasing. Please help us if you can.
The number of families that the Pantry serves has been increasing.Please consider making a donation to the Pantry. Thanks in advance for your help.
Important: Coronavirus Info
Please do not come to the Pantry if you have been diagnosed with or exposed to coronavirus, or have flu-like symptoms, even if you remain in your car. Rather, send someone with a signed note to pick up your order.
Shepherd’s Pantry will deliver food items to clients in their cars. Please enter at the Church Road entrance and follow the volunteer’s instructions. Parking lots now open at 9:15. Thank you for working with us as we strive to make this new system efficient and safe for all.
Attention Graphic Designers!
Shepherds Pantry is looking for a graphic designer to design the 28th Annual Windham Turkey Trot T-shirts. Here is last year’s design for inspiration:
Please contact us if you’re interested in learning about this opportunity. Thanks!
We at the Shepherd’s Pantry are very grateful and thankful for the incredible outpouring of support from this community with donations of non-perishable food items and cash. Right now we could also use help with donations of the following nonperishable items:
boxes of healthy cereal
small canned hams
15 ounce cans of tomato sauce
Ensure protein drink
liquid laundry detergent
diapers- size 4, size 5, size 6 and 3T-4T, 4T-5T
Cash donations are used to buy milk, fresh produce and eggs for our families in addition to non-perishables.
Note: Due to regulations we cannot accept expired items for donation.
Donations may be dropped off Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm at the St. Matthew’s Church Parish Hall in Windham, NH.
Also Shaw’s Supermarket in Windham, NH has a donation box at the store exit. Please consider purchasing and dropping off a donation for The Shepherd’s Pantry at the Shaw’s exit. We greatly appreciate any donations.
Click on the Donate button for more information or to make a cash donation. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Thank you and stay safe everyone!
The Pantry strives to be open every Monday.
Holidays: We will be open on all holiday Mondays unless notice is put on this website saying that we will be closing on a particular holiday Monday. Any such notice of closing will be posted at least 4 days prior to that particular Monday. The Pantry does not operate on Christmas or the Fourth of July.
Weather: In the event of bad weather, please go to WMUR’s website to see if we have posted a closing notice under Community Closings (not school closings). If you don’t see a closing notice on that website by 7:00 a.m. on any particular Monday, we will be open
What We Do
Shepherd’s Pantry serves about 80 families every week, providing each with one or two bags of groceries plus meat, bread, eggs, milk, pastry, some personal/health items, and fresh vegetables. The Pantry operates from the Windham Presbyterian Church Hall at 1 Church Road every Monday morning between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. It is run entirely by volunteers; there is no paid staff. Shepherd’s Pantry was founded in 1992 by the Windham Presbyterian Church and St. Matthew’s Church and has been serving the greater Windham area continuously since then. We are thankful for the generous support we have received from all aspects of the greater Windham Community. Shepherd’s Pantry is open to anyone who resides in New Hampshire and needs assistance. For more information about the Shepherd’s Pantry please contact us.
If You Need Help
If you live in New Hampshire and need food assistance, come to the Windham Presbyterian Church Hall any Monday morning between 9:30 and 11:00. Bring a driver’s license or other identification showing your present address. Once registered, you will receive a bag of groceries plus meat, eggs, milk, fresh vegetables, bread, pastry and personal/health items. The quantity of food your receive will be based on the number of people in your household. You may return whenever you need assistance but no more frequently than every other Monday. If you have others in your household, we will ask for some documentation that they are living with you but that documentation can be brought on your second Pantry visit. If you need emergency food assistance on days the Pantry is not open, go to the “Town Administration” building directly across from the Windham Town Hall at 4 Lowell Rd (M-F, 8am-4pm) and ask for a bag of groceries.
The Pantry gratefully accepts food and personal care items as well as monetary donations. 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, haul these to the Pantry, fill the shelves and freezers, and then bag the food and distribute it to our clients each Monday morning. If you are interested in volunteering to work in some capacity for the Pantry, please contact us.