About us

Helping fight poverty and addiction with compassion, offering hope and healing for changed lives

Free Food, Clothing, and Household Items

Since 1978, we have been helping hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Hear from our Clients

Hear what our clients have to say about the care they receive at Operation Blessing. 


Provide free food, clothing, and household necessities to those in need. 


Promote healthy life choices through education and outreach programs.


Offer hope for a changed life that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. 

Back to School Bash was a huge success!

We were overwhelmed by the 140+ backpacks and all of the school supplies donated!   There was such a great turnout of kids from our summer program and from the local community! One local mom said she normally has to spend over $300 for her three children to get them...

A Life-Changing Journey

Watch Sharon speak about how she began by asking for God to use her life. Now she is impacting the lives of others. Sharon Gaudet is our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator. She also oversees the onboarding process for our clients.  You can contact her at...

Multi-purpose Nonprofit.

Answering the taboo question, "What's in it for me?"   Three Big Reasons to Get Involved While most of us would say that joining a nonprofit organization is a noble and altruistic thing to do, there is the sub-conscious question of, "What's in it for me?" Well, there...

Half an Hour with the Founder

I saw this picture hanging on the wall. I'm new to Operation Blessing. Just a few minutes with one of the founders of this ministry changed my life. I felt truly blessed that a spot opened up for me on the Operation Blessing team. I was blown away by how...

She Had Us All in Tears

She had us all in tears. One young graduate of our Getting Ahead class shared how it had changed her life. The full name of the class through Operation Blessing is "Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By World." It's about a journey of self-discovery that examines how...

She was recovering from a debilitating surgery…

A Grateful Former Client Gives Back Thirteen years ago, Adriana was recovering from major surgery hardly able to care for her three-year-old son, let alone manage her housecleaning business. She turned to Operation Blessing and received much-needed help in that time...

Shocking Data!

Literally tons of blessing. Operation Blessing seeks to be a good steward of the resources that go through its hands. Last year a software was utilized to give a conservative estimate of how many donations were flowing into the hands of men, women, and children in...

Would you like to partner with us?

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Our success as a ministry depends on the involvement of people just like you! We are always in need of food and clothing donations to better serve our clients. Would you consider advocating for us at your home church and become part of our ministry? Contact us to learn more!

How to Volunteer

Contact our volunteer coordinator to begin your journey in a community serving the community.

Thank you for your giving!

We have a very user-friendly online giving site where  you can easily set up monthly giving or a one-time donation.
600A Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801 603.430.8561
Open Wednesday – Friday from 9a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Operation Blessing is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt
non-denominational Christian ministry that works with participating churches and human services organizations to serve families in Southeastern New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Northern Massachusettes. 

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