How are you doing?
Working remotely?
Homeschooling children?
Caring for family members?

This Sunday’s weather is supposed to be mid 50’s and cloudy— a perfect day for a race or walk. It should have been our 27th annual Run/Walk for Food & Shelter fundraiser on April 5th. However, it is critical that we do our part to help reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and thus, our fundraiser has been postponed and will be rescheduled to later this year. We have done this out of an abundance of caution in keeping our friends, families, and supporters safe.

We’d like to propose something fun to do this Sunday – something everyone can do and, hopefully, something that can help raise some much-needed funds for NSKS in the process. Take a break! Go outside! Get up and Be Active With NSKS!– alone or with family, always conscious of social distancing with those who may also be outside. Take a walk or run in your neighborhood. Get your bike out for a spin around the block. Take your dog on a hike through some of the trails that are abundant in our area. If you have younger children, go in the backyard and set up an obstacle course they can have fun with. Unfurl your yoga mat on the deck or practice tai chi on the porch. Play hopscotch in the driveway. Get out your hula hoop. Put on your rollerblades. Shoot some hoops. Have some fun on Sunday and Be Active With NSKS! And if you can, please donate to the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter and challenge your friends to help, too.

The fun doesn’t end there! Share a photo of you enjoying your activity to our Be Active With NSKS! event on our Facebook page. The participant with the most photo likes and shares by 6PM on Sunday, April 5th, will win a surprise gift card! RSVP through the tickets link on the Be Active with NSKS! Facebook event. An optional donation of $35 is recommended to participate. All proceeds will go directly to COVID-19 related NSKS costs.

How Are We Doing?

We are continuing to offer Breakfast Monday – Friday, bagged to go, with different hours: 8:30AM – 9:30AM. We are serving Dinner every day, either as hot or cold take out, Monday – Saturday 4PM – 6PM and Sundays Noon – 1:30PM. We are offering a modified version of our Food Pantry Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12 – 3pm, with prepacked perishables and nonperishables for Grab -N-Go service at our East Pearl Street door.

We continue to give out Personal Care Toiletry bags to our clients, once per month. We are preparing 700 frozen dinners for our Nashua Meals for Kids program each week, which are dispersed on Fridays at the 10 elementary schools distributing lunches. We are providing 800 – 1,000 pounds of fresh vegetables & fruits every Friday, picked up by our truck at the NH Food Bank, and are partnering with the Boys & Girls Club and United Way to get them distributed at the 10 elementary schools distributing lunches. We are partnering with the YMCA and United Way, providing fresh perishables to the Fresh Produce delivery program, which has designated stops in Greater Nashua Monday- Thursday, 2PM -3PM. Our two shelters, which normally operate from 6PM – 8AM every day at this time of year, are currently open and staffed 24/7 to provide our clients the opportunity to “Stay at Home”, per our Governor’s request.

While there are stop gap measures in place for the near future, we are concerned about the later impact of people who have lost their jobs, who will not be able to afford to shop for food, pay their utilities, pay their rent. We want to be able to help as many who will come to us seeking assistance. Your donation will make a difference.

We are currently accepting non-perishable donations at 2 Quincy Street Monday – Friday, 10AM – 3PM. Our building is not open to the public, but items can be brought to our loading dock and buzz the intercom at Door #2 to let us know you are there. We are excepting and utilizing fresh, perishable, and frozen items from area restaurants and food service businesses (within date code). Please check our website for the most up-to-date information:

Plan something for this Sunday! Get up and Be Active With NSKS! Have fun!
And, if you can, donate to help your neighbors.

Click Here To Make A Donation in Support of Our Efforts

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