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Peterborough, NH
Our Town

Peterborough Human Services Fund (A 501(c)(3) Organization)

“People helping people since 1996”

Our Mission:

We are an all-volunteer organization that provides emergency support for those who find themselves in times of special need and crisis.  We do this by raising and administering funds that support our three key areas of service:  The Peterborough Resident Emergency Aid Program, The Peterborough Food Pantry, and the Hungry Student Program serving the region.  As a community-based organization, we respect the privacy and dignity of each person we serve.

The Peterborough Food Pantry is located at the Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm Street, Peterborough.  Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9-12.   We are a NH Food Bank approved agency.  We provide food for more than 300 families per month from 13 local area towns.

The Emergency Aid Program is managed by the Board of Directors, and has a distinguished history of working with discretion and privacy on behalf of Peterborough residents who apply for emergency financial assistance.  Our Board Coordinator works closely with the Town Welfare Officer, school social workers, and other Peterborough agencies to qualify and determine the best way to help the applicant.  Some examples include help with utility bills, medical bills, dental emergencies, car repairs, and rent.

The Hungry Student Program. We deliver healthy snacks to schools in the ConVal region on a regular basis, so that nurses and social workers can offer extra food to students who come to school hungry.

How You Can Help

We welcome your donation of money and/or food throughout the year.  Checks can be made out and mailed to:

Peterborough Human Services Fund

One Grove Street

Peterborough, NH  03458

Donations of food can be dropped off at the Food Pantry during operating hours.  We gratefully accept canned and packaged foods that have not exceeded the expiration date.

Soups, cereal, rice, pasta, canned tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, baked beans, coffee, tea, tomato sauce, jelly, mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard will help to fill our shelves.

Other ideas…..Organize a “food drive” at your place of business.  Forgo that office party or holiday gift exchange and make a donation to us.  Save your pocket change and toss it into the James Lenane Wishing Well located at the front of the Peterborough Town House.  Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted.

The River Center -- A Community Resource Center


The River Center

A Community Resource Center

9 Vose Farm Rd

Peterborough, New Hampshire


Programs offered by the The River Center include: Information and Referral services and DHHS assistance applications; parenting classes and educational focus groups; home visits and support for young pregnant and parenting women; employment resources such as resume writing, computer skill building and interviewing skills; Vocational Rehabilitation referral services; money management workshops and individual coaching; free tax preparation; free clothing at our Community Closet; support groups for those seeking employment, single parents, step families, parents of young children on the autism spectrum, and young adults ages 16-30 who experience a developmental disability. Visit our website to view our FACT book: Your one-stop guide to local resources.

Call 924-6800 for more information.

The River Center's FACT Book Online is a local community resource guide for those living in the towns of Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, Mason, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon and Temple, NH.



Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center

Who Are We and What Do We Do?

Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center mobilizes the skills and talents of people of all ages to deliver creative solutions to community needs through volunteerism.

There are two parts of our organization: RSVP, a national, federally funded program by the Corporation for National and Community Service that specializes in working with volunteers age 55 and over, and the Volunteer Center for younger individuals and groups.  Our service area covers Cheshire and Western Hillsborough Counties.

RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with local and national organizations in areas of healthy futures, education, economic opportunity, veterans and military family members, environmental stewardship, disaster services and other community priorities.

Our signature programs include a national literacy program, America Reads, and the independent living program, Neighbors-In-Deed.  We also offer episodic, long-term and team opportunities which may be part of National Days of Service, United Way Days of Caring or related to immediate public health needs and disasters. 

With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. You will also receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

 Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center is sponsored by Monadnock Family Services, a Monadnock United Way Agency. 


64 Main Street, Suite 212                                           9 Vose Farm Road, Suite 120

Keene, NH 03431                                                       Peterborough, NH 03458

(603)357-6893                                                                        (603)924-7350



Kathy Baird, Program Director

Suzette Borden, Program Coordinator/Keene and America Reads

Paul A. Teixeira, Program Coordinator/Peterborough and Neighbors-In-Deed



Civic Organizations


Peterborough Lion's ClubPeterborough Womens' Club


Peterborough Rotary Club
Box 354
Peterborough, NH 03458


Monadnock Rotary Club 
Box 476
Peterborough, NH 03458

Monadnock Milers  (running club)
Box 63
Peterborough, NH  03458
Peterborough Kiwanis Club 
Box 622
Peterborough, NH 03458


The Masons
Box 138
W. Peterborough, NH 03468
Contact Al Cummings, Master of the Lodge



Veterans' Organizations

Cheney-Armstrong Post #5

American Legion

PO Box 172

Peterborough NH 03458-0172

Contact: Wayne E. Thomas Commander


Meets first Sunday of every month at 2:00 pm at the Peterborough Community Center.  For more information, email:

Cheney-Armstrong Unit 5

American Legion Auxilary

Meets Tuesday after the first Sunday of each month following Post #5's meeting at 11:00 am in Peterborough Community Center.




Town of Peterborough - 1 Grove Street - Peterborough, NH 03458 - (603)924-8000