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Holiday Food Baskets
Every year, CAP seeks food and financial donations to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to those in need. In 2014, we distributed nearly 500 baskets during the holidays. For information or to learn how you can help, contact 603-285-9461 ext. 2339

Summer Meals

Meals are still served even when school is out this summer. We participate in the federal Summer Food Service Program to provide free breakfast and lunch to children ages 0 to 18 (babies and toddlers included) at specific sites when school is out. Summer Meals is a USDA-funded program for youth when they no longer have access to free/reduced priced meals at school. If you have questions about the program or would like to donate to CAP's summer food service program, call 603-435-2500 ext. 2339.

Please click here for a list of Summer Meals sites in Strafford County.

Grow an Extra Row for Our Pantries
Interested in donating extra produce from your garden to our food pantries? Call 603-460-4237 to learn how to donate veggies to our pantries.

Food Pantries
We operate food pantries in Dover and Farmington to provide short-term supplies of food to eligible households. Photo identification and proof of household income is required. For information or to learn how to donate, call 603-460-4237 (Dover) or 603-460-4313 (Farmington) for information.
Farmington, 527 Main Street. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Dover, 61 Locust Street, Suite 240, McConnell Center. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program is a federal program we administer to help supplement the diets of low-income residents, including the elderly and the homeless, by distributing USDA commodity foods to our agency's food pantries and other eligible pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Contact 603-460-4237.                                                   

For a list of all food pantries and soup kitchens in Strafford County, click here

Pantry Locations and Resources

Pantry Locations and Hours:
Farmington Outreach Pantry
527 Main Street
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Dover Outreach Pantry
61 Locust Street, McConnell Center
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For a complete listing of all Strafford County food pantries and soup kitchens, click here

Helpful Links:

New Hampshire Women's Infants and Children (WIC)

New Hampshire Food Stamp Program

Food Insecurity and Food Sources in New Hampshire

USDA CACFP Public Release Non-Pricing ProgramsRelease Non-Pricing Programs

Food Testimonials

Last year, a young mother of a newborn and a 3 year old came to CAP seeking assistance. While she was in need of food for her family, she also needed guidance about how to leave a violent domestic situation. Our Community Services staff gave her a cup of coffee, emergency food and critical information about a safe place to go with her family.

We didn't see her again for three months, then she come back in to say that she had gotten out of her home situation, had a job and a new apartment with plenty of food. She said to our staff, "Thank you for the food, and the time we had shared with her while you packed my food. I will never forget where I got my new start in life."