Dinner is served every Saturday and Sunday night to the guests of Hundred Nights.
The location for dinners is currently at the Hundred Nights Resource Center at 25 Lamson Street in Keene (right across the street from our location at 17 Lamson St.), in the basement of St. James Church. Dinner is served on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30pm.
Please arrive at our new Resource Center (25 Lamson St) by 4:15pm so our staff has time to set up and serve the food.
Food should be hot and/or cold and ready to be served, unless you are dropping food off ahead of time.
Hundred Nights has three large electric roasting pans that can double as steam trays to keep food warm. There is also capacity to plug in up to three crock pots, which we have on-site if needed. We have found that we can plug in four of these electric devices at a time before we blow a circuit! (One would be back up, as it is on the other side of the room!)
Hundred Nights will make coffee and hot water ahead of time and we will have beverages to drink.
We are now receiving USDA commodity foods such as whole chickens, tomato sauce, canned carrots, beans, peas, corn and potatoes, juices, raisins and dried cherries. If you would like to incorporate any of these into your meal, that would be great!
Plan on feeding 40 hungry people. If there are leftovers, you can leave them here to be eaten the next day. We do have a few vegetarians in our care, so if you are not planning on bringing a vegetarian dish or side dish, please set aside a few portions of the entrée before you add meat to the recipe. (We want to make sure everyone is fed, so thank you in advance!) Casseroles and a salad, or veggies and rolls/bread with butter are perfect. If you also want to bring dessert, please bring something like brownies or cookies, or fresh fruit like bananas and clementines.
If at all possible – but not necessary – please bring:
- Sturdy Paper Plates and Bowls for 40 people
- Cups – for hot or cold drinks
- Tin foil to wrap items to take home
Generally the group that brings the food also helps set up, serve, and clean after the meal; however, due to the coronavirus, we have not been asking volunteers to stay and serve the food. Instead, staff has been there to set up beforehand, receive the food, serve, and clean up afterwards.
Some suggestions for menu items:
Ham & Beans, Hot Dogs & Beans, Lasagna, Quiche, cold salads (potato, macaroni, green, tuna, fruit)
Mac & Cheese , Chili and cornbread, Beef Stew, American Chop Suey, Hearty Soup, Grill-able items in grill season
Chicken Pot Pie (with top crust only), assorted sandwiches with chips
If you have any questions, please call (603) 352-5197 and ask for Nicole, or shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the current calendar of meal dates and groups:
July 24 – Julie C.
July 25 – KHS Interact
July 31 – Chris R. & Andrea B.
August 1 – open
August 7 – open
August 8 – open
August 14 – Kathy F. & Lou-Anne B.
August 15 – open
August 21 – Rachel L. & Family
August 22 – Dublin/ Harrisville Community Church
Aug 28 – open
Aug 29 – open
Sept 4 – open
Sept 5 – open
Sept 11 – open
Sept 12 – open
Sept 18 – open
Sept 19 – open
Sept 25 – open
Sept 26 – open