Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc.
Our goals for 2019 reflect our mission of feeding the hungry, which include providing nutritious breakfasts, Monday-Friday 7-8 a.m. and dinner Monday-Saturday 4:30-6 p.m., Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.; opening our Food Pantry Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–2:45 p.m., to provide healthy, nutritious fresh foods and non-perishable items for folks to bring home; and cooking and assembling frozen meals for our Nashua Meals for Kids program. We also will continue to provide shelter and services for the homeless in our 30-bed emergency shelters for men, women and families in the Greater Nashua area. We want to meet our goal of providing 1,900 new, filled backpacks to children with our Backpacks for Back to School program.
All proceeds from the following events support our programs: Empty Bowls: Nashua High School South on Feb. 20, 2019 features handcrafted bowls by Art Honor Society students and delicious soups donated by restaurants in our community; 26th Annual NSKS Run/Walk for Food & Shelter, April 7, 2019: 5K Run, 10K Run, 3K Walk & Kids Sprint for ages 7 and younger; 19th Annual Dinner Auction Fundraiser: an evening of high bidding and fun activities taking place Nov. 2, 2019; Bag Hunger™ at Nashua Hannaford & Hollis Harvest Market: look for our Bag Hunger™ display all year long. For more information visit our website www.nsks.org
Our website offers a safe, secure way to donate to our agency, including donating in honor or in memory of someone. A specific page will offer the donor an opportunity to donate to a specific cause, such as our Backpacks for Back to School page, where the donation will be used to purchase needed supplies for that program. We publish a newsletter via mail six times a year, including a donation envelope. We encourage participants to raise pledges to turn in at our Run/Walk for Food & Shelter. And at our Dinner Auction, we offer attendees the opportunity to donate through our “Fund a Need” fundraiser during our Live Auction portion of our program.
We love and need our volunteers! We offer daily opportunities including serving breakfast or dinner guests; distributing food in our food pantry; sorting and shelving daily donations; helping children with their homework in our shelters; stuffing backpacks in August for our Backpacks for Back to School program; helping serve soup at Empty Bowls; being an elf and sort gifts for our Christmas program; helping with our daily meal prep; preping meals for our Nashua Meals for Kids program; and at Thanksgiving and Christmas, helping with our Holiday Food Box program. It’s so easy to volunteer and we’d love your help! Call for more information or visit our website.
Board Officers / Board Members
Board Vice President
Board Vice President
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Michael “Jerry” Ryan