ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Derry Parks and Recreation
31 West Broadway
Derry, New Hampshire 030308
Community Food Services for Derry Residents
March 24, 2020
Recently we’ve received concerns from community members regarding food insecurity and limited access to important supplies and services. In an effort to address this growing concern and to remove barriers that could be prohibiting residents from much needed services, the Derry Parks & Recreation Department has compiled a list of community supports. Our department has been in contact with each of the following services to ensure availability and access to our Derry residents. We will continue to keep this list updated and posted on our website at www.derrynh.org/parks-recreation
Address: 18 Folsom Road, Derry, NH 03038
Phone: (603) 434-7799
Cost: None- donations welcome
This is for: any resident of Derry, Londonderry, or Windham to access food. There are no age or income requirements. Pre-registration is not required but please bring with you a form of identification (if possible)
What’s offered: Drive-up food services are available at the Salvation Army location every Tuesday from 9am-11am. For individuals unable to drive, call the provided phone number for delivery options. Food is contributed from the New Hampshire Food Bank and local grocery stores.
Sonshine Soup Kitchen - LAST DAY OPEN WILL BE FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2020
Address: 6 Crystal Ave, Derry, NH 03038
Phone: (603) 437-2833
Cost: None, however volunteers and donations are required to keep this service operational.
This is for: anyone in need of a hot meal. There are no age or income requirements.
What’s offered: A warm meal is prepared every Monday through Friday from 4:30pm- 5:30pm and can be picked up from the facility at no cost but donations are appreciated. Occasional food pantry boxes are available for families.
Meals on Wheels- Rockingham County Nutrition
Address: Will deliver to your home
Phone: (603) 679-2201
Cost: None but donations and volunteers are needed to keep this service operational.
This is for: primarily senior citizens age 60 or older, or individuals that are homebound due to health conditions. Also available for those that are low income, have a disability, or at risk for food insecurity.
What’s offered: A warm or cold meal is prepared every Monday through Friday and is delivered to your home by a volunteer driver at no cost, but a donation is appreciated. This service is for anyone in Rockingham County but requires an intake meeting with a coordinator. Call the listed number to begin the registration process.
Derry Cooperative School District- Food Service Department
Address: Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, 5 Hood Road, Derry, NH 03038
Address 2: West Running Brook Middle School, 1 West Running Brook Lane, Derry, NH 03038
Phone: (603) 432-1231
This is for: Derry Students in grades k-8th
What’s offered: The district will offer grab and go meals to all Derry Cooperative School District Students at no cost to families in grades k-8th. Meals will be available for curbside pick-up Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm, until schools reopened. Please remain in your vehicle and the meal(s) will be brought to you. Students must be present to receive a lunch/breakfast. If you are unable to get to the locations listed above for any reasons or have questions regarding qualifications, please reach out to the above contacts or contact business administrator Jane Simard at email /(603) 432-1210
The Upper Room- Food Pantry
Address: 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH 03038
Phone: (603) 437-8477 x 10
This is for: people in the Greater Derry Area who need food service support.
What’s offered: Visit on Mondays from 11am-1pm for food access. Pre-registration is not required and food can be recieved immediately.
The Upper Room also has a Remote IT strategy that would allow staff to work from home, while continuing to assisting students and families to do online, classes, virtual meetings and counseling and support group portals. Our programs are operating, with virtual classroom support, daily phone calls to students and families, support groups running, and meetings running via online mediums to allow people to see one another get the work and stay connected.
Additional Groups Offering Community meals to "pick up" can be found by clicking here--> Free Meals in Derry, NH
For more information or support, please contact the Derry Parks & Recreation office at (603) 432-6136 or email
*Our phone lines will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. If phone lines are busy or you need to reach us after hours, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you ASAP.