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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


For EVERYONE'S safety, we will continue serving take-out style meals until further notice. We are hoping to re-open our dining room in mid June.

We will be serving all meals OUTSIDE of the building and guests will NOT be allowed to enter the building for any reason (including using the bathroom). Portable toilets will be available for guests on the property.

Just because we are serving meals to go, doesn't mean it has to be a sandwich. We have styrofoam containers for hot meals, so we encourage volunteers to cook meals they would normally cook.

We are accepting food donations from individuals and local businesses, but we ask that you call (603) 224-7678 before dropping it off.

All other questions can be emailed to thefriendlykitchen@thefriendlykitchen.org

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Mealtime Hours

Breakfast Served Saturday & Sunday

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

Please Give to The Friendly Kitchen

I want to start this letter with a note of gratitude to all the people like you who have helped The Friendly Kitchen during this tumultuous year. Our staff, volunteers, board members, and donors have stepped up and enabled the organization to thrive in the face of unprecedented challenges. You provided inspiration and hope during the darkest times. 

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What's Needed for the Kitchen

This time of year we have a tendancy to quickly run out of canned vegetables - in particular carrots, peas and beans. If you're considering a donation of non-perishable items, please consider these as they will go to good use!

Thank you.

>Learn more about donations