About Hunger
in the Upper Valley

Though many of us may not realize the grave disparities that exist in the Upper Valley, people struggle with hunger throughout our community. They could be our neighbors, kids in our children’s classes, a colleague. The Haven’s goal is to provide ongoing, reliable access to food for the most vulnerable members of our community.

The Haven’s Food Shelf is committed to providing on-going, reliable access to nutritious food once a month (including meat, dairy and produce), and unlimited access to bread and produce to anyone in need. Our Cafe serves breakfast and lunch five days a week to anyone who comes through the doors of the Haven.

While many items in the Haven’s Food Shelf are the result of generous donations of food from individuals, businesses, churches, and civic groups throughout the year, in Fiscal Year 2020 the Haven has budgeted $300,000 to purchase enough food to meet the needs of community visitors.

There is no criteria to make a visit to the Food Shelf. All are welcome.

Top five items requested in the Food Shelf 

  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal/oatmeal
  • Black beans
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Pasta

I don’t have to panic anymore. I know I can use the Food Shelf and work with other local agencies to get us through.

– Former Haven shelter guest & father of two sons