Every Monday: 9:30-11:00 AM
Families and friends seeking assistance: Please arrive after 8:30 on Monday mornings. Parking lots will be closed to clients prior to 8:30.
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.
(More gratitude on our Thanks! page.)
The Shepherd’s Pantry distributes special Thanksgiving baskets with fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey, on the two Mondays before Thanksgiving. Pantry volunteers sorted and distributed baskets to the first group of clients on Monday Nov 13.
Twenty five years ago two women from Windham, Sue Kling and Laura Marcille had the idea at the same time to start a Food Pantry in Windham to assist needy families in Southern NH with basic groceries. Sue Kling was a member of St Matthews Church and Laura Marcille was a member the Windham Presbyterian Church. After 25 years of operation the Pantry is helping about 100 families each week providing them with one or two bags of groceries plus meat, bread, eggs, fresh vegetables, fruit and some items for personal care.
As a way of marking this anniversary the Shepherd’s Pantry group of 94 volunteers decided to donate and dedicate a shrub at each of the founder’s churches.