Food Access

If you are in need of food support:

  • See our list of Upper Valley food resources by town
  • Check the UNH Extension Food Access Map
  • Check vt211.org and 211nh.org for up to date info on food and other resources by location
  • Check your local senior center or meals on wheels program (some have broadened eligibility criteria)
  • Check with your local school district for school meal services

If you have food to donate:

Please help your neighbors in need, check with your local food shelf, or donate to Willing Hands.

Vital Communities
Food & Farm Guide

For information about local farmers’ markets and farm stands, please check out the searchable Vital Communities Guide to Upper Valley Farms, Food & Businesses.

Related Resources

3SquaresVT Eligibility Guide

Nationally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 3SquaresVT is a nutrition program of the US Department of Agriculture here to help VT families who are eligible for its benefits. This guide explains more about the program and who is eligible.

Food Resources by Town

Fall Mountain Food Shelf
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals, Food pantry
Contact: Mary Lou Huffing, 802-835-2283

Town Hall
Services: Food pantry
Hours: by appointment must call ahead with order
Contact:Rob Ramrath, 802-234-9211 ex. 1

Thompson Senior Center
Services: Prepared foods, home delivered meals, grocery shopping and delivery
Contact: Deanna Jones, 802-457-3277

Town of Bradford – Emergency Management
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals, Community meals, Food pantry
Hours: Food shelf and VA are operating as usual, people have to wait outside 
Contact: Gary Moore, 802-222-4787

Bradford Academy Food Shelf
Hours: Monday- Thursday 3-4pm, Friday 11-12pm
Contact: 802-222-5108

Orange East Senior Center
Services: Meals on wheels – up to seven meals/week for anyone unable to shop or prepare food
Contact: 802-222-4782

Thompson Senior Center 
Services: Prepared foods, home delivered meals, grocery shopping and delivery
Hours: M-F 9-5
Contact:Deanna Jones, 802-457-3277

Town of Charlestown
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals, Community meals, Food pantry 
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Contact: Liz Emerson, 603-826-4400

Town Office
Services: Food pantry, School Meals. Delivery for seniors. 
Hours: Contact Linda anytime.
Contact: Linda Kuban, 802-685-2206 (home); 802-685-3112 (work)

Chelsea Senior Center
Services: Delivery for seniors
Contact: 802-685-2290

Chelsea Food Shelf: United Church of Chelsea
Info: Not allowing anyone inside, pick up/drive-by model
Hours: Second Tuesdays, 11-1pm and fourth Tuesdays 5-6 pm
Contact: 802-685-3146

Town Office 
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals, Food pantry
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm
Contact: Suzanne Carr, 603-542-7007

Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry
Services: Meals to go, food boxes prepared
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4-5:30pm
Contact: Cindy 603-543-3290

Food Shelf at town Welfare Office
Hours: By Appointment
Contact: 603-542-7007

Claremont Schools
Services: Mobile Pick up sites, Bus meal delivery, Pick up Sites at: Bluff Elementary, Disnard Elementary, Maple Avenue Elementary, Claremont Middle School, Stevens High School
Hours: 8-10 am, 12-1:30 pm
Contact: Pam Mley 603-543-4290

24/7 designated phone line for COVID-19 needs 
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals, Community meals, Food pantry
Contact: Chris Grosner, 802-439-3500

Orange East
Services: Providing breakfast and lunch to children under 18, grab and go meals, bus meal delivery
Contact: Bruce Williams, 802-222-5216 ext. 102

Home Cooked Meals 
Services: Home-cooked meals and bags of personal care items
Contact: Jacqueline Labate 802-272-3583 thegrowingpeaceproject@gmail.com 

Town Office 
Services: Food pantry, school meals. neighbor to neighbor and aging in place are delivering groceries and medicine to elderly.
Hours: Call whenever needed
Contact: Jeffrey Katchen, 603-675-6726

Town Office 
Services: Emergency Management Team is coordinating grocery/food deliveries – the town does not have a food pantry
Hours: Everyday 10-5
Contact: Darlene Oaks, 603-786-9476 (office) 603-786-9259 (after hours)

Dorchester Emergency management Team
Services: Delivering groceries
Contact: Rachel Legg, 603-236-6986

Mascoma Valley – SAU 62
Services: School Bus meal delivery (breakfast and lunch) Pick up meals at schools
Hours: 11-1pm pick up
Contact: Amanda Isabelle, 603-632-5563 ex. 3602

Police Department
Services: Home delivered meals, food pantry, boxes of food delivered 
Hours: EOC: 8-4pm M-F monitor emails daily, phone answered 24 hrs a day
Contact: Roy Holland, (603) 643-2222

Mascoma Valley – SAU 62
Services: School Bus meal delivery (breakfast and lunch) Pick up meals at schools
Hours: 11-1pm pick up
Contact: Amanda Isabelle, 603-632-5563 ex. 3602

Orford Fairlee Food Shelf
Services: Food Voucher system – 20$ food card; deliver groceries, need a ride 
Hours: 9-3 m-th by appointment
Contact: Georgette Wolf-Ludwig, 802-333-4363 ex 1; 802-333-0187 or email help@fairleevt.org

Rivendell School
Services: Grab and go – have to preorder, meal delivery
Contact: 603-353-2170

Westshire School, West Fairlee

Tuesday Noon Grocery Group for West Fairlee and Vershire
Contact:
Please preregister with one of the following by Friday: Melanie Bacon 333-4668 x4107, Michelle Cox 802-565-0252, Jen Shatney 333-9937, or Ann O’Hearn 333-4668 x4107

Home Cooked Meals 
Services: Home-cooked meals and bags of personal care items
Contact: Jacqueline Labate 802-272-3583 thegrowingpeaceproject@gmail.com 

Norwich VT/Hanover NH- SAU 70
Services: Providing meals to students on free and reduced lunch, if peoples’ circumstances change they can apply quickly
Contact: Jamie Teage, 603-643-6050 ext. 2008

Town Office
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals
Hours: 24/7
Contact: Brett Mayfield, 802-299-0183

School
Services: Delivery via buses, pick up at school (grab and go)
Hours: 7:00-8:30 at High School
Contact: Tom DeBalsi, 802-595-8600

Listen Community Services
Services: To go meals in WRJ
Hours: Mon-Sat 5-5:30pm
Contact: (603) 448-4553

Upper Valley Haven
Services: Food Shelf 9-3; take out meal 9-10am; service coordination help via phone only 9-3 
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Contact: 802-295-6500 or uppervalleyhaven.org

White River Junction United Methodist Church
Services: Food bins available to take outside the church
Hours: Available 24/7

Hartland Food Shelf
Services: Food shelf, with only one person entering at a time
Hours: Fridays 8 – 10 AM 
Contact: 802-738-0383 UU Church, 8 Brownsville Rd, hartlandfoodshelf.com

Hotline
Services: Matching needs
Hours: 24/7
Contact: Kira Kelley, 802-281-3097

Windsor Southeast
Services: Bus meal delivery
Contact: 802-674-2144 

 Lebanon Schools 
Services: School meal delivery with buses
Contact: Dr. Joanne Roberts, 603-790-8500

Listen Community Services
Services: Food boxes to take home, no need to come inside—simply come to the side door and we will meet you.
Hours: Food pantry at 60 Hanover Street in Lebanon open 10am – 4pm on Mon-Fri
Contact: (603) 448-4553

Molly’s Place at CHaD
Services: Boxes of shelf stable food to take home
Hours: M-F 9 to 5
Contact: 603-653-9899, chadfamilycenter@hitchcock.org

Wellspring Food Pantry
Services: Drive up pickup box of food
Hours: Saturday 9 AM – 10 AM, at 407 N Main St Rt 10, West Lebanon
Contact: Mary Tinkham

Community Care of Lyme
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals, Food pantry, food pantry in the early stages 
Hours: by appointment 603-443-0283
Contact: Kathleen Sherrieb, 603-795-2831

Souper Care
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals

Lyme School
Services: Prepared foods, lunches and snacks for school children

South Newbury Union Church
Services: Food Pantry
Contact: Gail Bostic

Wells River Wellness Hall 
Services: Church food pantry
Hours: Thursday
Contact: 1-800-381-0972

Newport NH – SAU 43
Services: Bus meal delivery (breakfast and lunch)
Contact: Cindy Stevens

Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry 
Services: Food pantry, Pantry works in conjunction with 1st Baptist Church in New London – Food pickup at church Wed 5-7 pm + Sat 10-11:30 am
Hours: M-F 8-4; Corona hours: W 5:30-7; Sa 10-11:30
Contact: Marilyn Paradis, 419-360-5475

Norwich VT/Hanover NH – SAU 70 
Services: Providing meals to students on free and reduced lunch, if peoples circumstances change they can apply quickly
Contact: Jamie Teage, 603-643-6050 ext. 2008

Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals 
Hours: As needed
Contact: Michael Gilbert, 603-353-9621 or 603-208-9074

Orford/Fairlee Food Shelf
Services: Food Pantry
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm; Friday 8:30-noon
Contact: 802-333-4363, 802-333-4062

Rivendell School
Services: Grab and go – have to preorder, meal delivery
Contact: 603-353-2170

Town of Pittsfield 
Hours: Tues thru Fri 9-5
Contact: Charles Pisso, 802-746-8170

Town of Plainfield NH 
Services: Food pantry, emergency home delivered meals
Hours: 1st Thursday, 3rd Friday & 3rd Saturday 9am-12pm; Available for emergencies as well
Contact: Stephanie Schell, 603-469-3201

Community Resource Room and Food Pantry: Christ Community Church
Services: First Thursday, Third Friday and third Saturday, 9am- noon
Contact: 603-469-3201

Town of Pomfret 
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals, Community meals, Food pantry
Hours: As needed
Contact: Kevin Roce, 802-356-7643

Woodstock Food shelf
Contact: Shelia Murray, 802-457-1185

Thomas Senior Center
Services: Prepared foods, home delivered meals, grocery shopping and delivery
Contact: Deanna Jones, 802-457-3277

Reading-West Windsor Food Pantry
Services: Food delivered through Windsor Senior Solutions 
Contact: Dana Waters 802-291-3299, 802-4849792

Watoba and the Reading Greenhouse 
Services: Food pickup
Contact: 802-484-7250

Blue Mountain Garage
Services: Hotline for any needs including food
Contact: Melissa Scalera, 802-431-3127

South Ryegate Senior Meals
Services: Delivering to anyone, prepared foods for pick up
Contact: Emilie Daniels, 802-728-7018

Randolph Area Food Shelf
Services: Food Pantry
Contact: Jo Busha, 802-431-0144

VeggieVanGo
Services: Food pantry
Contact: Bethany Silloway, 802-728-2377

Federated Church of Rochester 
Services: Food shelf
Hours: Last Saturday of the Month 8:30 to 10:00

Quintown Senior Center in Hancock VT
Services: Meal delivery

Rochester Food Shelf
Services: Food Pantry
Contact: Ruth McLaughlin, 802-767-3030

White River Valley
Services: Bus meal delivery
Contact: 802-763-8840

BALE (Building a Local Economy) 
Services: Food pantry, school meals
Contact: Chris Wood and Mindy Blank, 802-498-8438

Royalton Food Shelf
Contact: Anna Wright, 802-587-2621

Ryegate Hotline
Services: Address any need including food delivery 
Contact: 802-584-4247

South Ryegate Senior Meals – NEK Council on Aging
Services: Home Delivered Meals
Contact: 802-584-3727

Sharon Food Shelf
Services: Food shelf, home delivery available
Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30, Saturation 10 – 12
Contact: Mary Stoddard, 802-763-7331 (fire station telephone number, leave a message)

Meals On Wheels
Services: Provides meals from the Royalton Senior Center

Sharon School District
Services: Providing meals to all Sharon students aged 18 and younger on free and reduced lunch. Students must live in Sharon but can go to school out of the school district. If people’s circumstances change they can apply quickly. 
Contact: Keenan haleykhaley@sharonelementary.org 

Town Clerk’s Office 
Contact: (802) 885-2104

Springfield VT Community Support Facebook Page
Contact: Check facebook page for more info

Neighbor Helping Neighbor 
Services: Home delivered meals, Community meals, Food pantry
Contact: Randy Coffin, 802-765-4578

Strafford Schools
Services: Meal deliveries 2x a day by bus

Barrett Hall
Services: Pick up and delivery meals to seniors

Colburns General Store
Services: Food Pantry
Contact: 802-765-4421

Town of Sunapee 
Services: Food pantry, Welfare Director
Hours: Mon – Thurs 7:30am – 4:30pm; Food Pantry in town hall is open whenever the town hall is open
Contact: Donna Nashawaty, 603-763-2212

Thetford Emergency Management 
Services: Home delivered meals, Food pantry
Contact: Mariah Whitcomb, 802-785-2922 or 802-291-1445

Thetford Food Shelf
Info: Please do not come inside, knock on the side entrance door, we have prepackaged bags, wait in car until they are ready.
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10-12pm
Contact: Mary C. Allen, 612-719-8618

Meals on Wheels
Services: Meal delivery

Town Clerk’s office 
Services: Home delivered meals, Food pantry
Hours: Mon 1pm-6pm and Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-4pm
Contact: Cindy Flannigan, 802-439-5505

Topsham Food Shelf
Services: Food Pantry
Contact: Nancy Frost and Mary O’Meara

Orange East
Services: Providing breakfast and lunch to children under 18, grab and go meals, bus meal delivery
Contact: Bruce Williams, 802-222-5216 ext. 102

Churches in East Corinth, Waits River and West Topsham
Services: Food preparation

Home Cooked Meals 
Services: Home-cooked meals and bags of personal care items
Contact: Jacqueline Labate 802-272-3583 thegrowingpeaceproject@gmail.com 

Vershire Food Shelf
Services: Food bags for pick up. When you arrive, stay in your car and a volunteer will be by. If you have a mask, please put it on before talking with the volunteer. 
Hours: Fridays 10 AM to Noon at the Vershire Town Center Building, 27 Vershire Center Rd
Contact: Zanni at 685-4448 zannilacey@gmail.com or Tonya 685-0063 naturalearthfarmvermont@gmail.com

Vershire Helping Hands
Services: Food delivery
Contact: Suzanne Lacey 802-291-3905 and Tonya Gunn 802-685-0063

Tuesday Noon Grocery Group for West Fairlee and Vershire
Contact: 
Please preregister with one of the following by Friday: Melanie Bacon 333-4668 x4107, Michelle Cox 802-565-0252, Jen Shatney 333-9937, or Ann O’Hearn 333-4668 x4107

Wells River Congregational Church 
Services: Food pantry
Hours: 4:30-5:30 Every Tuesday
Contact: 1-802-584-3857

Hartford Town Office
Services: Prepared foods, Home delivered meals
Hours: 24/7
Contact: Brett Mayfield, 802-299-0183

School
Services: Delivery via buses, pick up at school (grab and go)
Hours: 7:00-8:30 at Hartford High School
Contact: Tom DeBalsi, 802-595-8600

LISTEN Community Services
Services: To go meals in WRJ
Hours: Mon-Sat 5-5:30pm
Contact: (603) 448-4553

Upper Valley Haven
Services: Food Shelf 9-3; take out meal 9-10am; service coordination help via phone only 9-3 
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Contact: 802-295-6500 or uppervalleyhaven.org

White River Junction United Methodist Church
Services: Food bins available to take outside the church
Hours: Available 24/7

Services: Food pantry 
Hours: Town Hall M-Th 9-4 and Fri 8-noon
Contact: 802-674-6786

Windsor Central Schools
Services: Delivery meals via regular bus route
Contact: Wendy Moody wendy.moody@wsesu.net

Windsor Southeast
Services: Bus meal delivery
Contact: 802-674-2144

Trinity Church
Services: Call for info on food delivery
Contact: Paul Volmer – Pastor, 802-674-6781; Maria Rogers, 802-674-2384; Nan Perosol

Food Pantry
Services: Lunch program plus food pantry at the church
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30, Wednesday from 10:30 till noon

Emergency Management Hotline
Services: Home delivered meals, food pantry, some grocery shopping if requested
Hours: 24/7 
Contact: 802-457-7516

Thompson Senior Center
Services: Prepared foods, home delivered meals, grocery shopping and delivery
Contact: Deanna Jones, 802-457-3277

Woodstock Food Shelf
Hours: Saturdays 10am-noon, Mondays 4pm-6pm, and Wednesdays 1pm-3pm
Contact: Shelia Murray, 802-457-1185

Food committee contact: Chelsey Canavan, Population Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, chelsey.r.canavan@hitchcock.org; 603-630-3811.