At United Way of Greater Nashua, we bring our volunteers, partners, donors, and friends together to offer community support to our neighbors who could use a hand up.
Current Community Resources
Pop-Up Food Pantries – Free fresh fruits and vegetables and other perishable items are available at Pop-Up Pantries around downtown N
ashua every weekday at 11am and 2pm at various outdoor locations between April 15 and October 31. During the winter months the number of pantries is reduced to 1 per day at 11am. Information about locations and other food resources can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/Pop-UpPantries
Rosie’s Pantry Women’s Hygiene Pantry – Rosie’s Pantry is a FREE women’s hygiene pantry hosted by Girls Inc. at 27 Burke Street in Nashua. Women’s hygiene items such as sanitary napkins, tampons, period underwear, reusable pads, menstrual cups, razors, deodorant, etc. are available to the public for free on weekdays between 8am and 6pm. Donations to the pantry may be made through https://tinyurl.com/RosiesUW or dropped off at United Way at 20 Broad Street in Nashua between 10am and 3pm. More detailed information about Rosie’s Women’s Hygiene Pantry can be found here.
Learn United Tutoring – Free tutoring is provided by United Way volunteers for students in grades K – 11 at youth-serving organizations around the Greater Nashua area such as the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., and Nashua PAL. Tutoring is offered in all subjects at flexible times. Tutoring is also available remotely through Zoom. More information may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/LearnUnited. Those interested in becoming tutors should contact United Way at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 882-4011.
VITA/TCE Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program – Free income tax preparation services are provided by IRS-trained volunteers between February and April of each year at United Way of Greater Nashua and other locations in Nashua and Hudson. This service is available through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) which serves individuals and families whose income is $57,500 or less, persons with disabilities, or limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. The TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) program offers free tax help for those who are 60 years or older and specializes in providing information around pensions and retirement-related issues. Information about the current program may be found here.
Little Free Libraries – Take a book or leave a book! The Little Free Libraries you’ll see scattered around the streets of Nashua and beyond are wonderful places to find your new favorite book or to leave one destined to become someone else’s. You can find the locations of Little Free Libraries hosted by United Way of Greater Nashua at https://tinyurl.com/uwlittlefreelibraries. The locations of Little Free Libraries around the globe can be found HERE. Contact United Way at email@example.com or (603) 882-4011 if you’d like to be a caretaker of one of our Little Free Libraries.
Food Delivery to Homebound – Occasionally, our low-income homebound neighbors need to access one of our local food pantries. United Way volunteers are there to help by picking up a box of groceries from places like Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Corpus Christi Food Pantry, the Tolles Street Mission, Southern NH Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army and delivering it to the homebound person. If you’d like to volunteer to deliver groceries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 882-4011.
Little Free Pantry – Our little Free Pantry (currently being renovated) provides free canned and jarred goods to community members who need them. The Pantry (location TBD) is open 24 hours a day.
Rod Hansen / TAPP School Supplies Pantry – United Way of Greater Nashua and Teachers and Paws Project have come together to provide school supplies to teachers who may otherwise have to pay for them out of their own pocket. The pantry is open to any educator in the Greater Nashua area who is in need of supplies themselves or is looking to provide supplies to a student who would otherwise go without. The program aims to guarantee that everyone in our school systems – educators and students alike – has the supplies they need to succeed. The school supplies pantry is available at the United Way of Greater Nashua office, 20 Broad Street in Nashua, on weekdays between 10am and 3pm. If teachers are unavailable between those hours, they can contact United Way at email@example.com or (603) 882-4011 to arrange another time to visit the pantry. An annual collection drive is held each August, but donations are always welcome year-round at the United Way office, 20 Broad St., Nashua on weekdays between 10am and 3pm. Donations may also be made through our Amazon Wishlist here: https://tinyurl.com/UWGNschoolsupplies.
Summer School Lunch Distribution – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 United Way of Greater Nashua and the Nashua School District have worked together to distribute meals to children during times when children are unable to visit school cafeterias – during summer breaks or while remote learning was taking place. Each weekday during the month of July, volunteers set up tables outside 5 Nashua elementary schools to distribute take-away breakfasts and lunches to neighborhood children in need of food supports.
Grocery Bags for City Bus Riders – In 2019 and 2022 United Way of Greater Nashua worked with Southern NH Health, and the Nashua Transit System provide free reusable insulated grocery bags to Nashua City Bus riders. This project was intended to make it easier for Nashua City Bus riders to bring home a larger amount of groceries per bus trip. The large grocery bags were available to all Nashua City bus riders at 5 grocery stores around the city.