Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter • 2 Quincy Street • Nashua • NH • 03061-3116
Mailing address: Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter • PO Box 3116 • Nashua • NH• 03061-3116
  The support of our community 
is the reason we are able to accomplish all that is done at the 
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter! 


Premiere of “Weep with those who weep: a Requiem”


This coming October the Batraxoi ensemble presents the premiere performances of Weep with Those Who Weep: A Requiem, a new composition for soloists, chorus and orchestra with music by Robert Griffin and words by Lotta Suter. Date and location for the two performances are:

Saturday 22-Oct-2016 at 7:30 pm at the Edward Pickman Auditorium of the Longy School of Music (27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA)

Sunday 23-Oct-2016 at 3.30 pm at the Congregational Church in Mason NH (55 Valley Road, Mason NH)

Admission to both performances is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. Weep with Those Who Weep will be conducted by Mark Latham, director of the NH Youth Symphony. The soprano solos will be sung by Maria Ferrante. The baritone solo will be sung by Donald Wilkinson.

Weep with Those Who Weep represents a multifaceted response to our mortality: We grieve for the natural deaths of those we love – and also for the many shameful deaths that we humans ourselves bring about so that lives are ended before their time. Yet the music and the words above all express and celebrate the connectedness and humanity we share when we weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.
Student Volunteers Addressing Hunger Issues Honored.
We know we have many awesome students that volunteer with us!  Please apply for the opportunity to receive this wonderful scholarship!  
The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships, funded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America. Applicants must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months. Additional consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger. Students between the ages of five and 25 are eligible to apply. The winners receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a $5,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice in their local community. In addition, regional honorees receive a $1,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice. Applications may be submitted online from October 5 through December 5, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program.


Wednesdays in October.....enjoy a bite to eat and support NSKS.  Not Your Average Joe's is located next to Barnes & Noble, DW Hwy. 


The Nashua Silver Knights will be raffling off TWO championship rings with 100% of the proceeds to be split between Nashua PAL and Nashua Soup Kitchen! The raffle will conclude on November 30th at 1pm where we will draw the winners. Winners to the raffle will receive their rings on the field prior to Opening Night in early June at the same time that the players will be receiving their rings! The winners will also receive 10 suite tickets each and will be able to share a suite on Opening Night with the other ring raffle winner!

Raffle Ticket Pricing:

1- $10

2- $20

3- $25

To buy your raffle tickets, you can call the Silver Knights office at 603-718-8883 to do it over the phone or you can swing by the Silver Knights office Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm


Nashua Soup Kitchen And Shelter wins $1,500 from Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

LOWELL, MA (October 17, 2016) — Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is excited to name Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (NSKS) the latest winner of the Give-A-Click campaign. The organization received a $1,500 donation from the Credit Union’s We Share A Common Thread Foundation.

Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, established in 1981, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance and advocacy to individuals and families struggling with poverty or homelessness. Although soup kitchen and shelter is stated in its name, the organization provides many more services that help people make their way to self-sufficiency, including employment and education programs, emergency and transitional housing, offering household items to those moving out on their own, supplying personal care items and providing rent or fuel assistance in the form of loans. On an average monthly basis, 930 families visit NSKS for non-perishable food boxes and the organization receives 2,545 total visits for perishable items.

“The [Give-A-Click] campaign really builds excitement from everybody,” said Carol Weeks, Community Outreach Manager of Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.

“It builds visibility within the community,” said Lisa Christie, Executive Director. “It helps gain support from outside the Greater Nashua community, as well. People would tell me ‘I voted’ or ‘I shared it’” she added.

The organization spread the word about their participation and encouraged votes with Facebook posts, email blasts, notices to staff and board members, as well as sharing information on their personal accounts.

The Give-A-Click campaign runs every quarter on the Credit Union’s We Share a Common Thread Foundation website. Community members visit the site to read about worthy non-profit organizations and vote for their favorite one. The charity with the most votes is awarded a $1,500 donation from the Foundation. New charities are posted every quarter and people of the community, Jeanne D’Arc members, employees and the organizations’ supporters are asked to visit to help their favorite nonprofits gain a much-needed donation.

“We are thrilled to declare Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter the winner of our latest Give-A-Click contest,” said Mark S. Cochran, President Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “Now that we are in the Nashua community, we are excited to be able to extend our support to our new neighbors,” he added.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was also honored to feature The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation and Westford Against Substance Abuse as nominees in the third quarter campaign. 


Doing Well by Doing Good: Cirtronics Embraces Social Responsibility as a Corporate Responsibility

Cirtronics, a New England-based contract manufacturer, is celebrating the importance of embracing social responsibility as a corporate responsibility as they look back at Fiscal Year 2016.

Cirtronics Highway Clean-up, 2016

Cirtronics Spring Highway Clean-up, 2016

Giving is fundamental to who we are. It is our mission and our nature. It is the culture of Cirtronics.


Cirtronics is not a typical contract manufacturer. The Corporation was born in 1979 with the vision that a corporation can extend beyond itself to truly serve its customers, employees and suppliers, as well as the environment and the community. Cirtronics has always been guided by the principle that “who we are is as important as what we do”, and truly serving the community and the environment have always been core tenets in Cirtronics’ culture.

“Giving is fundamental to who we are,” says Gerardine Ferlins, President / CEO, Cirtronics. “It is our mission and our nature. It is the culture of Cirtronics.”

Ferlins continues, “We look for ways to serve with our time, our space and with financial support. We aim to make meaningful contributions through drives and volunteerism. And we seek organizations whose missions align with our culture and values of commitment, giving and going the extra mile. We choose to work with organizations that make a significant impact on the community through their services”.

Obviously, there is an immediate and positive impact on local organizations when local companies reach out to provide support, volunteer time, and resources. There is also a growing awareness of the importance of a service culture, the awareness of interdependence, that goes well beyond the desire to be charitable or to benefit the company’s bottom line. A corporate culture of giving and service is about creating and sustaining healthy communities through sharing resources, lifting everyone in tangible and lasting ways. From transitioning away from plastic tableware, to taking part in highway cleanups, providing paid volunteering hours to all employees, to providing space for the local robotics team, Cirtronics continues to look for ways to serve that are important to the community, to the environment, and to the culture of the corporation itself.

In fiscal year 2016, Cirtronics is honored and humbled to have been able to support organizations such as Milford Boy Scout Troop 4, End 68 Hours of Hunger, Nashua Soup Kitchen, Nashua Children's Home, Child & Family Services, SHARE, Boys & Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley, and the NH Food Bank.

To support other organizations in following a similar path of giving and service, Cirtronics is a member of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the growing and important connection between New Hampshire-based businesses and the communities in which they reside—celebrating doing well by doing “good”.

Combining over 37 years of manufacturing experience with cutting edge technical capabilities, quality-mindedness, and a dedication to cultivating proactive and positive customer relationships through Precision Engagement®, Cirtronics is in the business of building a stronger community as well as products.

Cirtronics is a locally owned and operated contract manufacturer for electronics, electro-mechanical assemblies and box builds for a wide range markets including med/tech, robotics, communications, aerospace, military, security, industry, and others. Cirtronics is an Employee Owned Company (ESOP) and qualifies for US government woman-owned and small business status (WBENC certified WBE & WOSB). To learn more about Cirtronics, Precision Engagement® and Cirtronics’ culture of service, call 603-249-9190 or visit our website