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 17 Federal 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 17 Federal 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 used the next day. 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:
Feb 20 – East Hill Farm
Feb 21 – Dublin/Chesham/Harrisville Churches
Feb 27 – Keene Interact Club
Feb 28 – KHS Hockey Team
March 6 – Renee A.
March 7 – Julie C
March 13 – East Hill Farm
March 14 – Jen A.
March 20 – Keene Interact Club
March 21 – Joan V.
March 27 – St. Vincent De Paul
March 28 – Julie C
April 3 – East Hill Farm
April 4 – Peterborough UMC
April 10 – Church of Jesus Christ of LDS in Keene
April 11 – open
April 17 – East Hill Farm
April 18 – Rachel L & Family
April 24 – East Hill Farm
April 25 – open