Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter • 2 Quincy Street • Nashua • NH • 03061-3116
PO Box 3116 • Nashua • NH

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter’s






Why do we have this program? We see the challenges that people we help everyday face. Sometimes providing the basic necessities for their children to start another school year is impossible. We believe every child deserves to attend school with all the basic supplies necessary to succeed at school.  We have almost 5,000 children (age Newborn - 18 Yrs) in our database that we help regularly with food and services.  We hope to be able to provide our school aged children, Kindergarten through grade 12, with a new backpack filled with age appropriate supplies with our 2017 program.  Please help us reach our goal of helping 2,200 children this year!  Thank you in advance!


 Nashua Lovering Volvo with collected 2016 donations.

        First Church helpers delivering many 2016 donations. 

Donors: We need your help to gather donations or make a monetary donation to help children in need go back to school with the supplies they need to succeed! Involve your circle of friends; challenge your co-workers; suggest a collection be held at your faith community.  

Click here for our pdf link to our most needed items.
Donation Drop Off Dates
between 9AM - 5PM are:
Monday, July 31st  
Tuesday, August 1st
Wednesday, August 2nd
Thursday, August 3rd  
All donations can be dropped off
at our loading dock at 2 Quincy Street.
Please contact Carol if you have a large box truck (or bigger) delivering your items so we can be ready for you.
 Also, if you need a delivery time outside of what's listed above,
contact Carol at  Thanks!


If you are not able to shop and would like to donate

to the Backpacks for Back to School Program,
you can send a check made out to NSKS to:
 Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter,
PO Box 3116, Nashua, NH 03061-3116.
Please write
"Backpacks for Back to School"
in the memo line of your check. 

Your donation does make a difference!




Some great volunteers from Well Sense Health Plan helping stuff and pack backpacks in 2016
Volunteers, We KNOW we can't do this without YOU!  
We depend on volunteers.  
Sorting & Packing
  We have limited opportunities this year to unpack the donations that come in, sort them and pack the backpacks.  Here's what's available as of 2PM, 8/2/207:
Monday, August 7th  (1PM - 4PM - 4 volunteers needed)
Friday, August 11th  (9AM - Noon - 7 volunteers needed) or (1PM - 4PM - 9 volunteers needed)
Tuesday, August 15th (9AM - Noon - 6 volunteers needed) or (1PM - 4PM - 9 volunteers needed)
If you are available any of the above days and times, please contact Carol at
Spots are filled first come, first serve.
We also have
DISTRIBUTION DAYS volunteer opportunities.  
1) ESCORTS: These volunteers will escort families to the backpack area so the children can pick out their bags.  There is some walking and stairs involved with this assignment.  
2) BAG REPLENISHERS: These volunteers will oversee the backpack area, keep it tidy and restock it as needed.  
3) CHECK OUT TABLE: These volunteers will be responsible to check out families once they have selected their backpacks.  
Here's what's available for Distribution:
Tuesday, August 22nd 10:45AM - 2:15PM
Still needed - 4 volunteers
Tuesday, August 22nd 3:15PM - 6:15PM
Still needed - 3 volunteers
 Wednesday, August 23rd 10:45AM - 2:15PM
   Still needed - 8 volunteers
If you are available any of the above days and times, please contact Carol at
Spots are filled first come, first serve.



 Backpacks will be available to clients receiving our services.  If you are currently not in our database or have questions about receiving a backpack, please call Juana at (603) 889-7770 to get more information.

Monday, August 21, 2017 – Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time: 11am-2pm


NOTE: No parking allowed in the Gottesman & Hollis parking lot (ACROSS THE STREET)   ON STREET Parking only.

NOTE** If you cannot come at these days or times because you are working, please call Juana or Alyssa @ 603-889-7770

NOTE** Si no puede venir durante este tiempo porque esta trabajando, por favor llame a Juana o a Alyssa @ 603-889-7770

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