The Hillsborough District Food Pantry was organized in the late 1980's in a small space on West Main Street.
In 2002 a building at 7 Church Street was donated by Banknorth. In 2009/10, the Friends of the Hillsborough Food Pantry
was formed by local business owners to head up an extensive fundraising effort to raise the funds needed to construct a
new state of the art building at 7 Church St. Thanks to an army of volunteers, that goal has been realized and the Pantry
opened for business on January 23, 2010.
The Hillsborough District Food Pantry is run by 55 volunteers who gather on Tuesday evenings to
provide 90 - 100 local families with portions of their weekly food, meat when possible, personal
hygiene products and paper goods.
The Hillsborough Clothing Closet, operated by a separate group of five volunteers, occupies the
second floor of the building. The Closet provides donated clothing to anyone who needs it, including
clothes, shoes, coats and seasonal items.
A walk-in freezer has been obtained and installed but funds are still being sought to install an elevator to allow those with
disabilities to reach the second floor.