June 1st 2022
It’s only because of the generosity of communities near and far that Lakes Region Food Pantry continues to carry out its mission of Feeding Families One Bag at a Time. Donations have supported programs for lakes region residents that provide monthly food vouchers enabling clients to purchase healthy, fresh foods, weekly food assistance, turkey gift certificates and grocery gift cards at Thanksgiving, gifts for children and grocery gift cards at Christmas, summer lunch program and back-to-school sneaker and backpack program for students, scholarship program for graduating lakes region high school students and adult learners pursuing higher education. LRFP and Thrift Shop is located at 977 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH, phone number: 603-476-5400. The pantry will be open to clients on Thursdays, however, the thrift shop will be closed January and February. Thrift store donations will be accepted by appointment by calling 603-476-5400 or 603-986-0357. The thrift store will reopen March 3, 2022. Find out more on Facebook: Lakes Region Food Pantry & Thrift Shop or at lakesregionfoodpantry.org. The family of Lakes Region Food Pantry wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy new year.
In addition to our current outreach programs, Lakes Region Food Pantry now offers three $1,000 scholarships towards college tuition for the 2022-2023 school year. This opportunity is open to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in higher education who live in the New Hampshire Lakes Region. Students will be evaluated on a basis of participation in volunteer community activity. Open the link below to print out the application and community service forms. All completed materials are due by April 15th, 2022.
This Scholarship fund is made possible by generous donors.
The Lakes Region Food Pantry of Moultonborough, NH had another successful summer offering programs that benefit qualified individuals and families which was only possible because of supporters from far and near. For the past several years the summer lunch program for k-12 students has provided weekly vouchers for the purchase of healthy foods at two local grocery stores. This program started off serving Moultonborough only, but it has been expanded to include Interlakes school district as well as other area towns. Not long after the launch of the lunch program, a back-to-school sneaker program began, and starting in summer 2021 students also received a new backpack plus a $10 Dollar Tree gift card for school supplies. There has been enormous positive feedback. Generous donations from individuals, businesses and organizations in the lakes region and beyond allow these programs to enrich the lives of Lakes Region Food Pantry clients.
Our 2021 Sneaker and Backpack Program is under way. This special program allows qualifying children to pick out brand new sneakers of their choice for the upcoming school year. Along with sneakers, each child will also pick out out a brand new Northface backpack with a $10 gift card to Dollar Tree for school supplies. We are grateful for Bootlegger’s Footwear of Meredith for participating in this program.
This special fund includes our Summer Lunch Program which is offered to children who receive free or reduced lunch during the school year. Eligible families receive vouchers for nutritious foods throughout the summer months. We are grateful for the donors who make our programming possible.
To learn more about these special programs, or if you are interested in sponsoring a child, feel free to come in during open hours or give us a call at 603-476-5400. Thank you for supporting our nonprofit.
To all of our food pantry clients: Please be sure to have your applications AND income verification mailed in or dropped off in person in order to receive fresh food vouchers.
Need an application? Click the link below and print out the application. All applications must be filled out completely and accompanied by proof of income in order to be accepted. Paperwork may be mailed to us directly at P.O. Box 1132 Moultonborough, NH. 03254
To pick up food from our pantry, we are open to clients on Thursdays 11:00 – 4:00