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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

Our Dining Room is Open Again!

We are now serving again on real dishes!  Thank you to the volunteers and guests who were patient as we worked to make this happen as safely as possible!



We are accepting food donations from individuals and local businesses. Donations can be made Monday - Friday from 10:00-4:00. Thank you!

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

A Message from the Executive Director

A message from our Executive Director, Valerie Guy:

"We are very grateful for being the recognized as the 2022 Pinnacle Award for Nonprofit of the Year from the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.  This award is really a recognition of our hundreds of volunteers, small staff and this great community.  We have been able to feed people in our community who are hungry for over 40 years and this award is in honor of all of you who allow us to make this happen!"

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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:

  • jarred spaghetti sauce
  • coffee
  • canned carrots
  • broth (chicken, beef, veggies)
  • stuffing mix gravy (beef/turkey)
  • individual snack items (chips, snack pack puddings, granola bars, etc.)
  • black olives

Thank you.

Learn more about donations