Food Security

Upper Valley Haven

Since 1980 the Upper Valley Haven has provided temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food to anyone in need in Vermont and New Hampshire

Food Shelf volunteer
In the United States, 1 in 9 People Struggle With Hunger

Where People Find Hope and Discover Possibility

The Upper Valley Haven is a private nonprofit that provides support and assistance to community members struggling with poverty in Vermont and New Hampshire. They meet people where they are, address immediate needs through food and shelter, and offer longer-term solutions that foster independence and housing stability. Everyone deserves to have their basic needs met and a community is stronger when we offer a hand up to our most vulnerable neighbors.

The Cause

Assisting those who are experiencing poverty to be free from hunger, to be securely housed, and to pursue a self-directed life.

The Support

Funding helps to deliver essential human services to the people of the Upper Valley.

The Impact

Upper Valley Haven serves more than 10,000 people annually.

Charity In Action

Overview of the Program

There are 57,150 people with food insecurities in Vermont*. To combat this problem, Upper Valley Haven’s Food Shelf provides reliable, healthy groceries to anyone in need, regardless of income.

  • Monthly Food Shelf: Offered once a month for a full order of groceries including dairy, eggs, meat, and non-perishable food.
  • Daily Food Shelf: Open as needed for produce, bread, desserts, and specialty items.
  • Grab and Go: Upper Valley Haven even provides prepared foods, personal care items, and non-food items that may include clothing, books, other specialty foods, etc.

*2021 Data According to

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