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The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit agency that serves the Greater Nashua area. We depend on the financial support of our community to keep our programs running. Over 90% of the funds for operating programs for those in need come from private contributions. We are grateful for your support.

Please know that we truly appreciate all you do to support NSKS’s efforts. Due to reduced staff at this time, we are changing how we acknowledge donations. We will issue year-end statements in early 2021 for all donations received. If you require additional acknowledgement, please let us know, and we will get it to you as soon as we can. In the meantime, your credit card receipt or canceled check is sufficient for IRS purposes.

Donate

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit agency that serves the Greater Nashua area. We depend on the financial support of our community to keep our programs running. Over 90% of the funds for operating programs for those in need come from private contributions. We are grateful for your support.

Please know that we truly appreciate all you do to support NSKS’s efforts. Due to reduced staff at this time, we are changing how we acknowledge donations. We will issue year-end statements in early 2021 for all donations received. If you require additional acknowledgement, please let us know, and we will get it to you as soon as we can. In the meantime, your credit card receipt or canceled check is sufficient for IRS purposes.

Want To Help Us? There are many ways to do it!

What’s the best way to help NSKS? Be a philanthropist. Philanthropy (phi·lan·thro·py) is Greek for love of humanity. You can be a philanthropist in a variety of ways: by donating your time (volunteer at the kitchen, pantry or shelter), donating a skill/talent (such as fix a car or review a legal document), or donate your treasure (90% of our budget comes from philanthropic gifts from people like you).

30 Days of Giving

Each day in November, take the requested items from your pantry and place them in a box. Drop off your box to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter at 2 Quincy Street by the second Friday in December and we will pass it along to a family in need! Celebrate the holidays by helping a neighbor.

  1. Box of Cereal or Oatmeal
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. Pasta (any type)
  4. Boxed Mac & Cheese
  5. Canned Corn
  6. Canned Green Beans
  7. Canned Cream of Mushroom Soup
  8. Canned Yams
  9. Canned Mixed Vegetables
  10. Gravy (canned or envelope)
  11. Cranberry Sauce
  12. Stuffing Mix (bagged or boxed) enough for a 14# turkey
  13. Canned Vegetable of Your Choice
  14. Miniature Marshmallows
  15. Broth
  16. Rice
  17. Container of Crispy Fried Onions (for green bean casserole)
  18. Small bag of Flour
  19. Small bag of Sugar
  20. Small bag of light or dark Brown Sugar
  21. Spices (suggestions: Salt, Pepper, Cinnamon, granulated Garlic or Onion, etc.)
  22. Hot Chocolate Mix
  23. Package of Holiday napkins
  24. Holiday Candy/Candy Canes
  25. Family size bottle of Shampoo
  26. Bar of Soap or Bodywash
  27. Package of Shaving Razors
  28. Lotion
  29. Box of Tissues
  30. $10 Grocery Gift Card for dessert & other needed ingredients

Donate $$

NSKS is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit agency. We depend on the financial support of our community to keep our programs running.

Donate Food

Help us meet the increased demand and keep our pantry stocked with nonperishable food items and toiletries.

Donate Goods

Our clients appreciate your donations of bug repellent, sunscreen, deodorant and new or gently used tents and sleeping bags.

Donate Celebration Leftovers

Leftovers from your bake sale or party (as long as they have not been served to a guest) help us feed 200 people everyday.

Donate Food From Your Restaurant

Our clients greatly appreciate your restaurant food! We accept leftovers (as long as they have not left the service window).

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Planned Giving & Bequests

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NSKS) is happy to work with you on Planned Giving that balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your philanthropic interests. Gifts of all sizes work to ensure a better life for those in need.

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Bequests left for NSKS guarantee that the resources you have built during your lifetime will continue to serve others after you are gone. By including NSKS in your will you are creating a lasting legacy that funds food, shelter, advocacy, education, work preparation and the restoration of dignity and self-respect, ensuring a vibrant community life for future generations.

To learn more about making bequests, planned giving, or major gifts in general please reach out to our Director of Finance and Administration, Erika Cross MacDonald at erika@nsks.org or (603) 889-7770 ext. 110

Please note:
Planned Giving (previously referred to as deferred giving), is defined by a charitable gift that requires forethought and planning to execute. Traditionally, Planned Giving has been referred to as a gift created in an individual’s lifetime that will take place after their passing.

A bequest is the indication of a donor’s future plans to leave a future gift.

Visit Us

2 Quincy Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Mailing Address:
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc.
PO Box 3116
Nashua, NH 03061-3116

Call Us

(603) 889-7770

If you call after hours, please use the extension listed after the name of the person you are trying to reach. See Our Contact Page

Business Hours

Mon – Fri:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Ring bell for entry at Door #2 in our parking lot at 2 Quincy Street, Nashua, NH 03060

NSKS Earns GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

GuideStar Seal of Transparency

NSKS has earned a Seal of Transparency; giving potential donors and funders better insight into our work, and allowing us to stand out from the other nonprofits in GuideStar’s database. GuideStar’s goal is to provide unbiased information to help donors and key stakeholders make educated decisions about nonprofits and the work they do.

Charity Navigator

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has attained the coveted Charity Navigator 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Champions In Action

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has been honored as Summer 2006 Champion in Action from Citizens Bank and Channel 9 WMUR-TV New Hampshire.

Campus Compact

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has been awarded The 2007 President’s Community Partner Award in partnership with Campus Compact for NH and Daniel Webster College. “Your exemplary leadership has translated into a lasting impact on the community.”

Excellence In Management

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter has been honored as a 1993 and 2002 recipient of the Walter J. Dunfey Award for Excellence in Management from The Corporate Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Become a Volunteer and Join Us!

The Nashua Soup Kitchen can only fill its mission to serve our community with the help of our neighbors and friends.

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