High Needs

Help families and individuals experiencing homelessness and food insecurity today

Thank you for your interest in supporting the needs of our programs and services. Your support will help us provide access to basic necessities for the people we serve in communities around New Hampshire, including Manchester, Concord, Dover, and Wolfeboro.

All donations, excluding gently used clothing and household items, can be dropped off at our new Food Pantry & Donation Center.

Drop-off Hours and Location for High-Need Items:
176 Lake Ave
Manchester, NH, 03103
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you have a large donation and need access outside these days and times please email our team at [email protected] to set up another time. We are happy help you answer any questions you might have.

Please Review our High-Need Items

Current High-Need Items

All items must be brand new.

These are some of our MOST needed items on the list:

  • Breakfast items (oatmeal, pancake mix)
  • Cake Batter and Frosting for Kid’s Birthday Baskets
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, syrup)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Flour
  • Ground Coffee
  • Sugar (packets and containers)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Stuffing
  • Instant potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Pie crust mix
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, protein bars, fruit bars, packaged nuts
  • Hand warmers
  • Socks
  • Hats, gloves, scarves
  • Sweatpants- all sizes
  • Sweatshirts- all sizes
  • Women’s underwear
  • Men’s underwear
  • Duffle Bags
  • Gift cards (increments of $5-$10 for placed like McDonald’s, Amazon, Dunkin Donuts, Hannaford, Walmart, Burger King, Wendy’s, etc.

Other items that are regularly needed to support our work:

Fruit (100% juice or no sugar added)

  • Apple sauce
  • Canned pineapple
  • Canned pears
  • Canned mixed fruit

Whole Grains (where the first ingredient is whole grain, no sugar added)

  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Pasta

Vegetables (low sodium or no salt added, no sugar added)

  • Canned carrots
  • Canned corn
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned mixed vegetables

Protein (low or no salt added, no sugar added)

  • Canned beans
  • Dried beans
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna
  • Mixed nuts
  • Peanut butter

Other foods (low or no sodium)

  • Broth
  • Dried herbs
  • Soups
  • Spices

If you cannot purchase the foods listed above, we also accept Hannaford Gift Cards in $25+ increments which we will use to buy high-need foods.

Household items

  • 13 gallon garbage can w/lid + trash bags
  • Bath towels/hand towels
  • Brooms w/ dust pans
  • Can openers
  • Closed loop clothes hangers
  • Dish soap
  • Disinfecting wipes and sprays
  • Laundry baskets
  • Laundry detergent (both pods and liquid)
  • Mops/buckets
  • Plunger
  • Reusable bags (gently used is okay)
  • Shower curtains, liners & rings
  • Toilet brushes
  • XL Twin sheets
  • XL Twin comforters

Personal items

  • Baby diapers (current need sizes 4, 5 & 6)
  • Baby food
  • Baby wipes
  • Brand new gloves/hats
  • Brand new underwear, bras and socks (both adults and children)
  • Deodorant
  • Full size shampoo/conditioner
  • Full size body wash
  • Hand/foot warmers
  • Paper towels
  • Ponchos
  • Shaving cream
  • Toilet paper
  • Travel size toiletries
  • Razors