The food pantry is available for people residing in Manchester who are experiencing financial hardship.

Families and individuals who are residents of Manchester can utilize the pantry one time per month and receive pre-packed groceries based on the number of individuals residing in the household. Choices of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and bakery items are also available based on family size.

The bread line is open following the pantry distribution times. Clients using the pantry and others can come and get bakery and perishable items. Pantry clients may access the bread line as frequently as necessary.


The Food Pantry has been relocated to 176 Lake Avenue (look for the big green building). We are welcoming walk-ins again and you may come to the pantry without an appointment. Masks are required.

Hours of Operation:
Mondays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday –
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

176 Lake Avenue
Manchester, NH

Food Insecurity

How Hunger Affects Even Those With Affordable Housing

In Manchester, affordable housing is extremely limited. According to the American Friends Service Committee, rents in the southern half of New Hampshire have increased as much as 37% over the last 5 years. Coupled with high utility rates, gasoline prices and the lack of living wage jobs; families and individuals can become “food insecure” very quickly. Food insecurity is the condition where a household has little or no money left over after paying other living expenses, to purchase food. For children living in these households it means a great disadvantage in learning. Children with poor nutrition have a more difficult time concentrating in school and are at risk for weakened immune systems. Poverty and hunger are real concerns in Manchester.