What is the Nashua Soup Kitchen
& Shelter Backpacks for Back to School Program? 

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter’s Backpack Program provides necessary school supplies to the children in our community. The NSKS staff works diligently with our clients, of which there are nearly 5,000 children of all ages, to provide those in need with necessary school supplies in order to be successful in their school year.

 I want to donate!

We depend on donations to successfully supply all children in need with the school items they require to succeed. Please understand that donated items must be new. 

Donations can be dropped off here at 2 Quincy Street at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter starting Monday, July 30, through Thursday, August 9th, 9AM - 4PM.  If you headed out of town before then, are a company or large organization dropping off, please make arrangements with Carol at carol@nsks.org or 603-889-7770.  

 Accepted school supplies include:
 Drop off Locations :

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter - 2 Quincy Street, Nashua 

Banyan Tree Yoga - 
5 Pine St Ext #2a, Nashua
I want to volunteer!
Volunteers are always welcome!
 We KNOW we can't do this without YOU! 

 Our sorting and packing available dates are:

Monday, August 6th 9:30AM – Noon or 1PM – 3:30PM

Tuesday, August 7th 9:30AM – Noon or 1PM – 3:30PM

Thursday, August 9th 9:30AM – Noon

Monday, August 13th 9:30AM – Noon or 1PM – 3:30PM

Wednesday, August 15th 9:30AM – Noon or 1PM – 3:30PM

Tuesday, August 21st 9:45AM -3:15PM
Wednesday, August 22nd 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Thursday, August 23rd  10:00AM - 3:00PM 
Please Contact Carol to schedule your shift.
We can accommodate up to 10 people in your group for a single shift. 

or by phone at  

I don't have time to shop or volunteer!

Tight on time? No problem! Do your school supply shopping through Amazon Amazon Smile at
and Amazon donates a percentage of the sales to Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. 

Please ship all school supplies to: 

NSKS Backpacks for Back to School 
PO Box 3116
Nashua NH 03061-3116

I don't have time for online shopping either!

 As always, feel free to send in donations of any amount. 
If writing a check (made out to NSKS) please designate "Backpack Program" in your memo line.  
Donated funds will be used to support our Backpacks for Back to School program. 


When will backpacks be distributed?

Backpacks will be distributed August  21-23 from 10am to 3pm.
For those unable to attend at this time, please contact
Juana at (603) 889-7770
My child needs a backpack and I already come to the Food Pantry or for a meal or am currently staying at the Shelter 
Those that are already Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter clients will be served without further documentation.


My child needs a backpack and I am
 NOT a Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter client

For those who are not currently a client of Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter
you must provide proof of residency and documentation for each child in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade, within the NSKS service area. 
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter communities served include

Nashua, Hudson, Merrimack, Pelham, Windham, Mont Vernon, Hollis, Milford, Amherst and Wilton.


Proof of Residency

Accepted Documentation for non-NSKS clients:
  • July/August 2018 electric bill
  • July/August 2018 gas bill
  • July/August phone bill
  • A current lease
  • A valid driver’s license with a current address

Documentation for each Child:

 If you are not clients of Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter you 

must provide documentation for each child receiving a backpack.


    Accepted Documentation for Proof of
 Each Child's School Enrollment 


  • Report card from June 2018
  • Immunization record
  • Social security card
  • Letter/documents from the child’s school showing they are enrolled in the upcoming school year.

Those who are not Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter clients and 
are unable to provide the above documentation will not receive services.


Call Juana at (603) 889-7770.



As always...
Thank you for your time and donations!!

The NSKS serves the Greater Nashua area. Community support is critical to the NSKS. Over 90% of the funds for operating programs for those in need come from private contributions. We are grateful for your support.
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Thank you!
The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Inc.
is a 501(c)(3) private, tax deductible non-profit agency.