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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 our regular business hours are 1pm-6pm Monday through Friday.

We Are…..

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

Board of Directors

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 soup kitchen. more

FAQs About Us

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

Serving Data

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

Annual Report

Copies are available upon request by contacting our office.

IRS Form 990

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.