Summer Sneaker and Backpack Program

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.

Latest Press Release and Summer Saturdays Starting Now!

Find treasures at your local resale shop and support a local non-profit with its mission!  Lakes Region Food Pantry & Thrift Shop now open Saturdays (June 5th through August 21st) 10 am to 1 pm.  In addition to Saturdays the thrift shop is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11 am to 4 pm.  Donations of clothing and household items are welcome during business hours.  A list of accepted items can be found on the website  Thanks to generous monetary donations from individuals, businesses and organizations near and far, along with revenue from the thrift shop, the food pantry is able to serve clients from throughout the lakes region.  Individuals and families receive monthly food vouchers to purchase fresh produce and meats at two local grocery stores.  Non-perishable and frozen foods are offered at the pantry as well.  Other programs for clients are summer lunch vouchers, back to school sneakers and backpacks for local students, cooking classes, higher education scholarships and Christmas gifts for children through the Moultonborough Santa Fund. Volunteers are welcome to join the family of Lakes Region Food Pantry!

To Our Loyal Supporters

Lakes Region Food Pantry wants to thank everyone for your generosity and support, making it possible for us to continue our mission of feeding families one bag at a time. The hardship experienced by so many due to the COVID-19 pandemic makes your giving even more significant. Throughout the year, and particularly during the holidays when need is so greatly felt, donations have supported programs for lakes region residents that provide monthly food vouchers enabling clients to purchase healthy, fresh foods, weekly food assistance, turkeys and grocery gift cards at Thanksgiving, Christmas gifts for children and grocery gift cards through the Moultonborough Public Library Santa Fund, cooking classes in partnership with UNH and Center Harbor Congregational Church, summer lunch program and back-to-school sneaker program for students, scholarship program for graduating lakes region high school students and adult learners pursuing higher education.

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The family of Lakes Region Food Pantry wishes you all a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy new year.

Food Pantry Application

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