We operate food pantries in Dover, Farmington and Milton to provide short-term supplies of food to eligible households. We work closely with individual donors and community groups, such as the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Boy Scouts, to help fill our pantry shelves. We are always seeking donations of non-perishable food items such as canned meat, soups, stews, vegetables, pasta and sauces, peanut butter and other items such as grocery store gift cards. For information or to learn how to donate, call 603-516-8146 for information.
For a list of all food pantries and soup kitchens in Strafford County,click here
Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program
TEFAP is a federal program administered by the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County that helps supplement the diets of low-income residents, including the elderly and the homeless by providing them with food and nutrition assistance at no cost. In Strafford County, our agency’s food pantries, along with more than 20 other food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and nursing homes participate in this program.
USDA Summer Food Service Program
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County also helps to ensure eligible children receive nutritious meals during the summer months through the federal USDA Summer Food Service Program. Free meals are provided to all children under age 18 at approved feeding sites. Please call 603-516-8146 for more information. This program will start again in June 2013.
Grow an Extra Row
Interested in donating extra produce from your garden to our food pantries? Call 603-516-8146 to learn how to participate in the Grown an Extra Row program to donate veggies to our pantries.
Food Program Guidelines
For our food pantry and TEFA programs, please bring photo identification and proof of all household income.