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Christmas Food Distribution

The Shepherd’s Pantry Christmas Food Distribution will take place on December 17 and December 24 this year. Merry Christmas!

November 29, 2018

Thanks to the Windham Cooperative Kindergarten for once again running their Giving Box Food Drive for the Shepherd’s Pantry. This year they collected eight bags of food and monetary donations as well. Thanks so much for your help!

Tom Dewitt, Shepherd’s Pantry Vice President, accepts a donation from a representative of the Windham Coop.
November 19, 2018

Thanks to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Windham for a very successful Scouting for Food drive!

The Scouts, fueled by Munchkins and apple cider, collected and helped sort 3420 items: 35% more than last year.  These items will be distributed to our friends and neighbors in need.

Thanks Scouts! Great job.

November 11, 2018

Scouting for Food

Did you know that 1 in 9 men, women and children in NH do not know where their next meal is coming from? The Boy Scouts will once again help our friends and neighbors in need by participating in the Scouting for Food campaign.

The Scouts will distribute bags and door hangers with information on Saturday November 3 and return the following Saturday, November 10 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, to pick up your donations of non-perishable food items and deliver them to the Pantry. The Scouts also help us sort the items. This campaign is state-wide and benefits 150 soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the state.

Below is a list of suggested items for the Scouting for Food event. For the safety of our Scouts, please do not include items in glass jars or bottles.

  • Bagged Beans
  • Baked Beans & Chili
  • Baking Goods – Sugar, Flour
  • Beef Stew
  • Canned Meats – Corned Beef, Hash, Manwich
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Veggies
  • Cereal (Hot & Cold)
  • Condiments – Mustard, Mayo, Ketchup, Salad Dressing
  • Drinks (Hot & Cold) – Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Juices
  • Dry Noodles/Pasta
  • Fruit Cups & Canned Fruit
  • Hamburger Helper, Pasta Mixes
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peanut Butter, Fluff, Jams & Jelly
  • Pie Crust, Pie Filling, Evaporated Milk
  • Rice & Instant Potatoes
  • Snacks – Cookies, Crackers, Jello, Pudding
  • Soup (Canned & Dried)
  • Spaghetti Sauce, Tomato Sauce
  • Tuna Fish, Canned Seafood, Canned Chicken
  • Turkey Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce

Last year the Scouts collected 2408 items for the Shepherd’s Pantry. Please consider participating in this important program. Thanks!

October 27, 2018

It was a rainy and cold Saturday, however that did not stop the NH Tackles Hunger event!

WMUR teamed up with the New Hampshire Food Bank and worked with high school football teams, including the Windham High School football team, to tackle hunger in New Hampshire. At the WHS football team’s October 13th game, Shepherd’s Pantry volunteers were there to collect food and donations from fans before the game.

The Windham High School football team also collected food donations during the week for the Pantry.

In total, 640 lbs of food was collected for Shepherd’s Pantry!

Thank you to all the volunteers, the Windham High School football team, and everyone who came to the game to support the NH Tackles Hunger event!

October 15, 2018

The Women’s Service Club of Windham ran their annual Coat and Sweater Drive this weekend.

Each year Club members collect and distribute sweaters and coats to Pantry clients and others, spreading warmth where it’s needed. Many thanks to the Women’s Service Club for all their good works.

October 8, 2018

Thanks to Zoe Markris, who once again asked her friends to donate items to the Shepherd’s Pantry in lieu of presents on her birthday.

Zoe Makris with her Mom and Lori Johnson

Happy Birthday Zoe. Thanks so much!

(More gratitude on our Thanks! page.)

July 6, 2018

NH Food Bank Nothing Campaign

Each day thousands of New Hampshire Residents eat nothing.

The New Hampshire Food Bank is selling cans of Nothing at participating grocery stores statewide. The cans are empty and represent the reality that more than 10% of our New Hampshire friends and neighbors face every day: hunger. Please click on the can of Nothing for more information.

April 17, 2018
Amazon Smile will triple their donation amount from 0.5% to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase between the dates of March 12th and March 31st.
So first time purchasers, go to, instead of and designate Shepherd’s Pantry, Inc. as your designated charity. You can order just about everything on as you can on and the Pantry gets a portion of your purchase amount.
March 13, 2018

It was the beginning of Christmas at Shepherd’s Pantry today as volunteers began the distribution of special food items for Christmas along with the standard Pantry food order.  In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Pantry, hams were purchased for the families (turkeys were also available as an option.) In addition they received Pancake mix and syrup, pineapple and  fresh potatoes, onions, carrots and oranges. The clients were very grateful and full of thanks to those who support the pantry.

Pantry Volulnteers with special Christmas food items

December 11, 2017