One of our community outreach programs is our Santa Fund. With this fund, we help sponsor families for Christmas. The Moultonborough Public Library coordinates this town-wide project.
Get together with neighbors, co-workers or another group to stock a shelf for a week, a month or longer.
Please contact the food pantry at 603-476-5400 or Amy Norton at 603-986-0357 to find out what the pantry currently is in need of. Every donation is greatly appreciated and helps to support the food pantry’s mission.
The Lakes Region Food Pantry has more than one mission.
The primary focus of any food pantry is to help feed its community. Thanks to all of our supporters, we have been able to do that and much more. Lakes Region Food Pantry has taken part in community outreach programming and has progressed in its own ongoing programs. Read more about these events:
Festival Of Trees- At Altrusa’s Festival of Trees in Meredith, we provide a decorated Christmas Tree which is then donated to a family in need. Each year, several of our volunteers have a great time hand decorating the Christmas tree.
Santa Fund- Providing Christmas gifts to children and family members. In conjunction with the Christmas gift program hosted by the Moultonborough Public Library, we collect gifts to give out to a specific list of recipients.
Sneaker Program- Inspired by the Laces of Love project of Florida, we partnered with Bootleggers Footwear in Meredith to provide brand new sneakers to qualifying students who attend Moultonborough Central School.
Got Lunch- Our summer lunch program ensures that qualifying students continue to receive nutritious foods while they are out of school for the summer.
Cooking Matters- In conjunction with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, we offer cooking classes for families and adults. In addition to instructing participants on nutrition, meal prep, and recipes, we have provide course members with brand new kitchen appliances. In past classes students have recived crock pots, kitchen knives, and rice cookers, and other kitchen items.
Fresh Produce Voucher Program – In addition to receiving non-perishable foods from our pantry, clients receive a monthly grocery voucher for fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, and unprocessed meats. EM Heath’s Supermarket in Center Harbor, and Hannaford Supermarket in Meredith work with us to provide these essential foods.
Thanksgiving Turkey Program- We annually provide families in Moultonborough and other towns with a turkey for their Thanksgiving meal. For several years, we supplemented each turkey with a gift card to EM Heath’s Supermarket. With this, families were able to provide a great meal for their loved ones.
Scholarship Program – Our scholarship program is open to any high school senior or enrolled college student who resides in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Our scholarship committee choses winning applicants on the basis of community volunteerism.
Set Sail for School- *LRFP did not develop this program and did not participate in accumulating funds or items but this is a program that we are proud of.* Merrimack Mortgage hosted this project which collected hundreds of backpacks and school supplies for students all over New England. Lakes Region Food Pantry was selected as a recipient of these packs and supplies. This summer, we sent 80 children back to school with these gifts and we are so pleased to have been able to do so. Many thanks to Anita Wolcott and her team for facilitating this endeavor and choosing LRFP as a recipient.
Each of these outreach programs is a collaborative effort from donors, volunteers, LRFP board members, and community members. We are grateful for each person who gives their time and resources.
For more information on these programs and to find out how you can help us continue to reach our goals, please come in and visit us during normal business hours or call us at (603) 476-5400.
The food pantry is available Thursdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
The thrift shop is open Wednesday 10-2, Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-4, and Saturday 10-1
Donations are accepted during open hours only
Closed Major Holidays
Snow closings: If Moultonborough schools are closed due to inclement weather, LRFP will also close for the day.
Please consider joining our community, business and individual supporters by donating to our 2016 Summer Lunch Program. This summer Lakes Region Food Pantry will provide food vouchers to Moultonborough families whose children are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch at school. We will be able to supplement their already tight budgets and offer them access to healthy fresh food items for their children at Hannaford in Meredith or E.M. Heath in Center Harbor. With these weekly vouchers, families will be able to purchase $20 worth of their choice of specific items such as whole grain bread, fresh fruits and/or veggies, eggs, cheese and/or yogurt and more, for each child. $180 will sponsor a child for the complete nine week program.