Food Programs

Food Programs

Serving the most essential physiological needs of our community members

Proper nutrition is an important aspect of everyone’s life. Food plays a central role in our overall health and well-being and our ability to function. A well-balanced diet provides the essential vitamins and nutrients we need to thrive in our daily lives.

Low-income households and those experiencing homelessness face significant challenges in the area of health and nutrition. Due to limited or no money, access to healthy foods can be a barrier to health. This often leads to a poor intake of vitamins and minerals and puts people at risk of malnutrition, which can often be overlooked when providing care.

Our food pantry also serves as a resource for low-income families in the community to reduce their vulnerability to food insecurity and homelessness.

Dining Services

Families in Transition dining services supports individuals and families at our emergency shelters and men’s and women’s recovery housing programs. Our culinary staff prepares healthy meals each day in our fully licensed kitchen and ensures that people’s health and well-being are of the utmost importance.

We have many volunteer opportunities to help our food services and serve teams.

Food Pantry

Our new food pantry is now open, offering a shopping experience for people to choose their own food options. Low-income individuals and families in Manchester, NH can access our services every two weeks to receive non-perishable items and meats. Perishable items like vegetables, bread, and pastries are available daily during our regular hours while quantity lasts.

Hours and Location:

Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome*

176 Lake Ave.
Manchester, NH, 03103

*Masks are required

Greenhouse and Hollows Garden

Families in Transition pursues opportunities to grow our own produce to support dining services and our food pantry.

A greenhouse sits on a lot adjacent to our Adult Emergency Shelter. The vegetables and herbs are grown to help make salads and meals provided to program participants each day.

The Hollows Garden on Spruce Street in Manchester is a project that is under development to support our food programs in the future.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We depend on dedicated volunteers who donate over 30,000 hours of their time annually to operate the soup kitchen, food pantry, and shelters.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We depend on dedicated volunteers who donate over 30,000 hours of their time annually to operate the soup kitchen, food pantry, and shelters.