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).
Donate Celebration Leftovers
Donate Food From Your Restaurant
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 889-7770 ext. 110
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.
2 Quincy Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc.
PO Box 3116
Nashua, NH 03061-3116
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
Donate Food & Household Items
Please help us comply with Health Department guidelines by checking expiration dates on food donations.
The best time for drop-off donations is Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5:00PM
- Visit us at 2 Quincy Street, Nashua, NH 03060
- Pull into our parking area
- Come to Door #2
- Ring bell and let us know why you’re here. We’ll direct you to the appropriate person.
- Blankets & comforters (twin sized)
- Sheets (twin sized)
- Household Items (Please call to make sure we need the items you are offering.)
- Only new toys, games and puzzles
- Bikes and locks
- Unopened food items
- Unopened baby food & formula
- Personal care items and toiletries (including opened bottles of shampoo)
- Diapers, all sizes including pull-ups & adult
- Winter coats, winter hats, winter gloves & mittens, scarves
- New socks and underwear
- Sleeping bags
- Gift cards
- Party supplies for birthdays
- Pet food
- Feminine pads & tampons
- Toilet paper
Sorry, We Do Not Accept...
- Clothing (Business attire is occasionally accepted. Call Donna at 603-889-7770 ext. 117)
- Opened food or spices
- Stuffed animals
- Most furniture (Please call and ask)
When in doubt, please call and ask: (603) 889-7770
Our Wish Lists
- Cereal: any type, brand or size, hot or cold
- Soups: any brand, flavor (broth or hearty), canned, boxed
- Pasta: any type or brand
- Shampoo: opened or unopened
- Toilet Paper: any size packages; families are given one roll
- Body Wash or Bars of Soap
- Toothpaste and Tooth Brushes
- Diapers, size 5 especially needed
Fall & Winter Items
- Coats and Jackets
- Sleeping Bags
- Socks (all sizes)
- Gloves, Mittens, and Hats (all sizes)
- Hand Warmers
- Watering Wand
- Cinder Blocks (used to plant flowers along the outside of our garden beds)
- ORGANIC composted cow manure
- ORGANIC soil
- Financial donations to purchase specific items for the garden
Birthday Program Items
- Plates and napkins
- Party hats
- Plastic forks
Do you have birthday supplies left over from your own child’s party? Please drop them off! We can use them!
- Underwear and tube socks; all sizes— NEW
- Pots, pans, kitchen utensils and flatware
- Commercial Floor Scrubber
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.