Our Services

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Exeter offers emergency food and financial assistance to low-income residents of Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, Brentwood, Kensington, and East Kingston. For those who do not live in our service area, we are happy to direct you to your local food pantry or town welfare office for assistance.

The Community Assistance Center hosts staff from various local agencies five days a week. The programs they offer are available to residents of or outside our service area, and each agency has its guidelines to qualify for assistance. Please contact the agency directly for more information on their services and eligibility.

Food Pantry

SVdP Exeter offers emergency food to low-income individuals and families who are residents of Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, Brentwood, Kensington, and East Kingston monthly. Clients can visit our Food Pantry once a week and perishables including: milk, butter, eggs, produce, bread, meat, non-perishable foods, and personal hygiene items will be brought to your car.

Please call (603) 772-9922 or visit the Center for more information about becoming a client.

Food Pantry Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday night 7:00-8:00 pm

Reminder:  If the SAU 16 schools are closed because of weather, the pantry will also be closed.

Senior Home Delivery Service

SVdP delivers to housebound senior citizens once a month who live at 277 Water Street and Meeting Place.

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Homeless Assistance

If you are homeless or about to become homeless, please contact SVdP Exeter to learn of resources that may be available to you.

If it is outside business hours, please call 211.

Medicaid Enrollment

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Fuel Assistance

For more information please call (603) 895-2303 or Click Here.

Financial Assistance

Residents of Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, Brentwood, Kensington, and East Kingston can apply for possible emergency financial assistance once exhausting all other available resources and obtaining a ‘Letter or Decision’ from their town welfare administrator. Examples of financial emergencies include an eviction notice or utility shut off notice. Call the Center at (603) 772-9922 for more information about financial assistance.