Visit Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and Help End Local Hunger

For more than two centuries, Gather NH has been serving Seacoast New Hampshire residents facing hunger. The agency was founded in 1816 by a small group of women committed to […]

For more than two centuries, Gather NH has been serving Seacoast New Hampshire residents facing hunger. The agency was founded in 1816 by a small group of women committed to feeding the families of fishermen. Today, Gather NH is committed to ending local hunger through collaboration and leadership. The organization serves more than 1,400 Seacoast residents each month, distributes 285,000 pounds of food each year, and distributes food to approximately 400 children per week during the weeks school is out of session. Gather NH services communities throughout the Seacoast, including: Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, New Castle, Newington, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye, Seabrook, Stratham, and Kittery, ME. Click here to learn more about Gather NH.

Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses and the American Lighthouse Foundation have joined the fight against local hunger. At each of our Sunday open houses at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (every Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend) we invite our visitors to bring non-perishable food items and other items that are on Gather NH’s wishlist below. You can bring one item or more if you’d like.

Gather NH’s wishlist:

White tuna in water

Plastic Squeeze Jelly (no sugar)

Canned & dry beans

Canned fruit (no sugar added)

Peanut butter (18 oz)

Pasta / Spaghetti

Cooking oils

Tomato sauce

Healthy snack bars

Broth

Small condiments

Low sodium vegetables

Sugar / Flour (2 lb)

Low sodium soups

Canned tomatoes

Healthy bran cereal

Whole grain rice

Baking items

Pasta sauce can

Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothpaste

Toilet paper

 

At the close of each Sunday open house, we will deliver the donated items to Gather NH.

Click here for details on our Sunday Open Houses at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

There is no requirement to bring anything, but all donations are sincerely appreciated. Help us help Gather NH build a healthy and hunger-free community!