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All are Welcome at The Friendly Kitchen. Concord, New Hampshire's Only Soup Kitchen.

The Friendly Kitchen seeks to provide a meal for the hungry in a warm and caring, non-discriminating environment through the coordination of community volunteer resources.

The Friendly Kitchen has one purpose - to feed the hungry. Anyone who comes to our door is welcome - without question or qualification. Since The Friendly Kitchen first began in 1980, it has served over 600,000 meals and has seen a steady increase in guests from year to year.  > More About Us

Mealtime Hours

Breakfast Served Daily through March 31st

8:00 - 8:45am

Lunch Served Monday through Friday

12:00 - 12:45pm

Dinner Served Daily

5:00 - 5:45




A mission powered by generous donations and amazing volunteers.

By the numbers...
The growing impact we have on our community.

Through our partnership with the NH Food Bank and generous donations, we continue to feed those in need.

40k - 45k Meals Served Each Year

Through our partnership with the NH Food Bank, in 2020 we received 10,325 pounds of food which would have cost a Fair Market Value price of $16,726 but because of our partnership our share was $930.

2,145 lbs Shared

Since Family Friendly Meals inception in February we have shared approximately 2,145 pounds of food for a dollar value of $3,475.

600 Hours

Our volunteers have given over 600 hours of their time during the pandemic each month (2020) which is an approximate dollar value of $16,320 per month.

"I never thought I'd need to ask for a little help to feed my family. Hard times can happen to anyone at any time. Thank you for being there for us."

News and Announcements

Give Back NH: The Friendly Kitchen

Give Back New Hampshire is a bi-weekly segment that spotlights New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. It airs every other Monday during Morning Edition on NHPR.

For this week's Give Back New Hampshire segment, NHPR's Emily Quirk took a tour of The Friendly Kitchen here in Concord, who've been providing warm meals to low income and un-housed people for over forty years:


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What's Needed for the Kitchen

This time of year we have a tendency to quickly run out of pantry items. We are currently in need of:

  • Bread crumbs
  • Stuffing
  • Egg Noodles
  • Chicken Broth
  • Beef Broth
  • Salad Dressings
  • Kidney Beans
  • Soft Granola snacks
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Tomato Paste
  • Tuna
  • Kool aid
  • Gravy cans and jars (turkey, chicken and beef)
  • Canned Carrots
  • Lasagna Noodles
  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Maple Syrup (imitation fine)
  • Instant potatoes
  • Pancake Mix

    Thank you.

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