Where to go if you are in need of food

food pantry shelf

At this very moment, many are going hungry or not getting the food they need. One in six people in the United States now rely on food assistance1 and people are facing hunger or food insecurity in every county and district in both New Hampshire and Vermont.

Recent data shows:

  • 2 in 5 people are experiencing hunger in Vermont.2
  • More than 4 in 10 adults and over half of New Hampshire children are in households with not enough food.3

Recognizing the need for access to nutritious food choices, community organizations throughout New Hampshire and Vermont provide a wide selection of services to meet dietary needs, prevent and manage diet-related diseases, and help people lead healthy, active lives. These services come in the form of food pantries, free meals, grocery cards, food coupons, mobile meal services, and other offerings that can help boost physical, emotional, and mental well-being by supporting a healthy diet.

If you are finding it hard to meet your own or your family’s dietary or nutrition needs, these Vermont and New Hampshire organizations can help. To find a pantry near you not featured below, enter your zip code into this national Food Finder Map. If you are based in New Hampshire, you also can go to this New Hampshire Foodbank Map. To find resources in Vermont, go to the Vermont Foodbank Locator. Please note that hours, days, and services vary according to organization. Be sure to call or visit the website for details.

Knowing that food is medicine, Dartmouth Health also provides services to patients in need, together with our community partners.

Resources at Dartmouth Health's Hospital and Medical Center

Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH

  • Dartmouth Cancer Center Keene: Supports patients who are undergoing cancer treatment with grocery cards. If interested, speak with your oncology social worker.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic: Provides grocery bags to Cheshire patients. Speak to your provider if you're interested in going through the screening process to determine if you qualify.

Dartmouth Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH

Dartmouth Health Children's, Lebanon, NH

  • Molly's Place: Offers food bags, pantry items and lists of food resources for all counties in New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • CHaD Resource Team & Upper Valley Haven: Provides food prescriptions for families. Speak with your child's pediatrician if this resource could help you.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Additional New Hampshire food resources

Additional Vermont food resources

Additional State and National resources


  1. Feeding America
  2. Hunger Free Vermont
  3. NH Hunger Solutions