We have been serving meals in Derry, NH since 1989. We began our ministry in the basement of the First Baptist Church. In 2017, through the generosity of the community and Triangle Credit Union believing in us, we were able to purchase and renovate our own building at 6 Crystal Avenue. Our new location is just north of the intersection of Crystal Avenue and Broadway, across the street from CVS and Dunkin Donuts.
Our office is located at the front of the building (up the ramp), and is open from 1pm-6pm Monday through Friday.
The guest entrance to our dining room is located at the back of the building (up the ramp). We serve a free hot meal Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm. Parking is limited and it is reserved for guests after 4 pm.
A ministry supported by Derry and area communities including churches, individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and schools. A place for needy individuals and families to eat a nourishing meal…..more
The affairs and business of the Corporation are managed by a Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the Board – The Board of Directors has control and general management of the affairs and…..more
Did someone spell “Sonshine” wrong? No, we use “Sonshine” as a reference to Jesus, Son of God and Light to the world. Are you part of the first Baptist Church?…..more
For every night that the soup kitchen serves a meal, we record an assortment of information about our guests and our serving. Below you will find one table listing the data…..more
Copies are available upon request by contacting our office.
The Sonshine Soup Kitchen annually files Form 990-EZ, the short form Return of An Organization Exempt from Income Tax. Copies are open to public inspection and can be obtained from our office or from GuideStar.