Soup kitchen donors issued challenge

Donations made to the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter will mean a little more than usual for the rest of the year.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match contributions to the soup kitchen, up to $500,000, for the rest of the year, according to a release from the soup kitchen.

The challenge comes at a good time for the soup kitchen, according to a release, with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner and the economy on shaky ground.

More information about the challenge and how the donations will be used will be released at a press conference at 10 a.m. today at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter’s offices at 42 Chestnut St., according to a release from the shelter.

“This grant is simply a life-saver as we enter what clearly will be a difficult winter for many people in our community,” said Lisa Christie, the soup kitchen’s executive director.

All of the donations to the soup kitchen are tax-deductible, according to the release.

In addition to the soup kitchen, the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter operates two homeless shelters in the city and serves more than 1,000 meals a week, according to the release.