May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy
The Brown Church Food Pantry serves the towns of Conway, Eaton, Albany and Chatham. It is an essential support for many valley families. Families and individuals apply for support and are granted a variety of food and basic hygiene items.
Financial and food donations come from many community groups and individuals. The U.S.D.A., New Hampshire Food Bank, Sherman Farms and local markets such as Hannaford, Shaws and Walmart provide many food commodities to stock our shelves and refrigerators.
Our food pantry annually distributes Thanksgiving Baskets which include all of the ingredients for a full holiday meal from the turkey (and the pan to cook it in) to the pumpkin pie for approximately 75 households.
Approximately 20 volunteers work during the year to pick up and sort donations, stock shelves, rotate food items and package food and other items for pickup each week. Church and community volunteers donate over 2000 hours to provide this vital service to the community.
The pantry is open for food distribution, by appointment, every Tuesday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Noon). Please call the church office 603-447-3851 for information and to schedule an appointment.
If you drive a Pick-up truck we are need of drivers to pick up donations from area grocery stores and the monthly pick-up from the State Food Bank.
We need folks to help unload the trucks and stock the shelves
Each Thanksgiving we hand out about 70 baskets containing a complete dinner with the bird and all the fixin’s. Help is always needed and welcome to put these baskets together for our neighbors.
If you would like to donate food and household products please see the lists below of items needed. Thank you.
Access to the food pantry for our clients is essential to serve them. An additional parking area, as well as, ramps and lifts are necessary to allow clients in the community to obtain their food items. Our existing parking area is limited, as it is shared with another business and is sometimes difficult to access during inclement weather. Our goal is to provide the space for safe and easy access to the pantry for our clients and food deliveries.
Food Pantry Wish List A
Ramen Noodles-Chicken and or Beef Rice-A-Roni-Chicken or Beef
Ketchup – 20 oz.
Mustard – 20 oz
Mayo – small jar
Stable Milk 32 oz.
Juice – orange or apple 64 oz.
Soup (small) – Chicken Noodle or Tomato
Canned Fruit -15 oz – any kind
Jelly – 16 oz. grape or strawberry
Canned Chicken and Tuna 5 oz.
Food Pantry Wish List B
Canned Chicken and Tuna 5 oz.
Baked Beans – 15 oz. – any kind
Canned Pasta – 15 oz., any kind
Diced Tomatoes – 15 oz.
Tomato Sauce – 15 oz.
Pasta Sauce – (can) 15 oz.
Pasta Sauce – (jar) 32 oz.
Beef Stew – Can or Pouch
Boxed Spaghetti – 1lb.
Boxed macaroni – elbow 1lb.
Crackers – 1lb.
Food Pantry Wish List C
Canned-Peas, Carrots, Green Beans, and corn – 15 oz.
Cold Cereal – 10.8 oz any kind
Instant Oatmeal – 1lb.
Toilet paper – individually wrapped
Shampoo – White Rain or Suave – 24 oz.
Dawn Dish Detergent- small size
Laundry Detergent – Tide-small size
Lg. Laundry Detergent – Dollar Tree brand in green container
Hand Soap – Dial 2 or 3 pk bars