Soup kitchen seeks school supplies

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter is seeking donations for its “Backpacks for Back to School” program.

The program helps disadvantaged children start the school year off on the same footing as other children. Children in need in grades one-12 receive a new backpack filled with supplies they’ll use to help them with their schoolwork.

The agency is aiming to help 1,000 children this year and is seeking donations of new backpacks, three-ring binders, calculators, math compasses and protractors, 24-count boxes of crayons, paperback dictionaries, erasers, folders, bottled glue, glue sticks, highlighters, lunch boxes, markers, paper, pencil boxes, spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners, pencils, pens, colored pencils, rulers, scissors and Scotch tape.

All donations should be brought to the agency’s business office at 42 Chestnut St., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, before Aug. 6.

For more information, call Carol at 889-7770 or e-mail her at