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Important: Coronavirus Update

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.

Until further notice, 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.

Donations Needed!

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 non-perishable items:

  • Soup
  • Healthy Cereal (not sweet)

Cash donations are used to buy 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 at the entrance St. Matthew’s Church in Windham, NH. The church is open 7 days a week from 8am-8pm.

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 and all 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!

Shaw’s Turkey Bucks

The Shaw’s Turkey Bucks program starts October 16. Please consider purchasing a $1, $5, or $10 gift in Turkey Bucks to help provide a holiday dinner to a local family in need. Shaw’s will use the money collected from Turkey Bucks coupon purchases at the Shaw’s on Indian Rock Rd to donate complete turkey dinners to the Shepherd’s Pantry.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

Pantry Closings

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.

Weather: In the event of bad weather, please go to WMUR’s website to see if we have posted a closing notice. 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 100 families every week, providing each with one or two bags of groceries plus meat, bread, eggs,some personal/health items, and seasonal 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, fresh vegetables, bread and pastry 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 building directly across from the Windham Town Hall at 4 Lowell Rd (M-F, 8am-4pm) and ask for a bag of groceries.

How You Can Help

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.