|2015 Monadnock Pumpkin Festival|
Keeping 25 years of Tradition Alive!
Come Join the Fun! The Monadnock Pumpkin Festival is being held at the
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Cheshire Fair Grounds
247 Monadnock Highway
Swanzey, NH 03446
The Community Kitchen Food Pantry Keene, NH
The Community Kitchen Food Pantry is a food pantry. Documentation Required: For all household members: proof of name, address, income, date of birth; prefer photo ID. Food pantry service hours: Wednesdays 12:30-5:30pm and Thursday: 11:30am-4pm. . * Make sure you check by calling the food pantry to confirm that they still are in operation and the hours as the hours have not changed. Do you have items to donate? Contact The Community Kitchen Food Pantry at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.
Southwestern Community Services assistance programs.
Cheshire and Sullivan County New Hampshire residents are served by the Southwestern Community Services. A goal of the non-profits to help low income, unemployed, and struggling families get back on the path to self-sufficiency. That is the focus.
However, some short term assistance, or referrals to financial aid, may be available as resources allow. A main goal is to prevent homeless and utility disconnection, especially for seniors, families with children, and the disabled.
Energy bill assistance and conservation
SCS Energy Services runs several assistance programs, including some crisis components, that are especially designed to help the residents of Cheshire and Sullivan Counties. Their programs include the Electric Assistance Program, Fuel Assistance, the Senior Energy Assistance Program and also the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Program.
The Electric Assistance Program helps qualified low income customers get a rebate or credit on their monthly power bill. Qualifying factors include the household gross income and the type of space heating installed in the home. Cheshire and Sullivan families can apply for the Electric Assistance Program any time during the year.
Residents over the age of 60 can look into the Senior Energy Assistance Program. It provides funding and energy assistance funds to low-income Cheshire and Sullivan residents who otherwise not capable of caring for themselves with appropriate supportive services.
The New Hampshire Fuel Assistance Program provides funds and cash grants for heating, natural gas and utility expenses to handicapped, elderly, and low-income residents of Cheshire and Sullivan counties.
Southwestern Community Services has a few locations in the area. They are as follows.
- Cheshire County, 63 Community Way, Keene, New Hampshire 03431, call 603.352.7512 or dial toll Free: 800.529.0005
- Sullivan County, 96-102 Main Street, Claremont, NH 03743. The phone number is 603.542.9528.