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 Resource Center (at 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 or wish to reserve a date, please email Susan MacNeil at email@example.com or call (603) 352-5197.
Here is the current calendar of meal dates and groups:
April 30 – Fitzwilliam Community Church
May 1 – KSC Greek Life
May 7 – Carol Roof
May 8 – Julie C
May 14 – Keene Rotaract
May 15 – Interact – KHS
May 21 –Andrea Barlick
May 22 – Dublin/Harrisville Churches
May 28 – Julie C.
May 29 – Julie C.
June 4 – Alison and Scott Adams
June 5 – Julie C. and Tammy B.
June 11 – OPEN
June 12 – OPEN
June 18 – Nicki Badger
June 19 – KHS Interact
June 25 – Lou-Anne Beauregard and Team
June 26 – OPEN
Interact – KHS: Sept 18, Oct 16, Dec 18
Dublin, Harrisville & Chesham Church – Aug 21, Nov 20
KSC Greek Life: Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 10