ABOUT US

We believe in empowering change. Every day we provide services for people, because we realize that providing for a physical need paves the way for us to provide for a

spiritual need. 

ADDRESS

Ph:  603-430-8561

600A Lafayette Road

Portsmouth, NH 03801

 

admin@theobnh.org

HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday 10am-4pm

Thursday 10am-4pm

Friday 10am-4pm

Closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch

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Due to the concerns of the coronavirus and recommendations of national and state agencies, Operation Blessing will be doing a drive-through food pantry starting March 25th, Wed-Fri 10am-4pm. Our focus is to serve our elderly, disabled, homeless, and family clients (restrictions may apply). To schedule an appointment, please call our main number at 603-430-8561. 

We also recognize that during these days of national crisis, it may be difficult for our elderly to leave their homes to get the supplies they need. Therefore affective March 23, 2020, Operation Blessing will offer residents of the Portsmouth area, who are are over the age of 62 (restrictions may apply), a mobile food pantry delivery service. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Anyone who is interested please contact Tammy Joslyn

at 603-988-2671. 

Starting Friday, March 27th, 2020 Operation Blessing will be staffing a temporary portable shower/hygiene station at the Greenleaf Rec Center for our homeless population. Wed-Fri 1pm-4pm appointment only. Towels and hygiene kits will be provided while supplies last. Please call 603-430-8561 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

Needs List:

Double the population of Portsmouth struggles with food insecurity in the state of New Hampshire. This number will only increase during this time of crisis. Families with limited or no resources cannot afford food, let alone, stock up for two weeks supply.  Tho our community has a strong food network in place to feed our kids, families, and elders, these supplies are limited. Contributions at this time would empower us to continue to help those who struggle in our community. 

 

Things that our clients are asking for at this time:

  • Toilet paper

  • Paper products

  • Hand sanitizers 

  • Disinfectant wipes

  • Non-parashiable food items

  • unopened hygiene products 

  • laundry soap/dish soap

  • Ground coffee (regular/decaf)

  • Coffee filters

  • Healthy frozen meals 

  • Children's Diapers (sizes 2-6)

  • Trash Bags (13 Gallons)

Local grocery store gift cards and donating online enable us to buy in bulk. 

Please call before delivering items, 603-988-2671.

UPCOMING EVENTS
APRIL 2020

ONE DAY TO SERVE 

Friday, April 24th, 2020

12pm-4pm

"Remember, our message is not about ourselves; we're proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, 'Light up the darkness!' and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful."

2 Corinthians 4: 5-7 MSG

MAY 2020

MEMORIAL WEEKEND YARD SALE

Friday & Saturday

May 22nd & 23rd, 2020

WHAT WE DO

Operation Blessing fights poverty by embracing people and families in crisis with compassion, offering hope and healing for changed lives by...

  • Providing food, clothing and household necessities to those in need

  • Promoting healthy life choices through targeted community education and outreach programs

  • Offering a place of hope and dignity for a changed life that comes through faith in Christ

FOOD

Operation Blessing has a full food pantry available to all of our clients. We offer fruits, vegetables, meat, and canned goods, as well as other items.

CLOTHING

Our clothing department offers seasonal appropriate clothing in varying sizes and is available to all of our clients.

HOUSEHOLD

Household items are available for clients to receive four times throughout the year. Our inventory varies based on donations received.

LEARN HOW TO PARTNER WITH US

Operation Blessing exists because of the prayers, support, and partnership of our community. 

Find out how you can be part of the transformation that's happening.

Introducing:

Operation Blessing's 

Warming Center!

Operation Blessing is excited to open their doors on cold evenings!

Operation Blessing now offers their facility as a warming 

center when temperatures set to 20° or below, from 7pm to 7am. If you are interested in helping, reach out to Tammy Joslyn, 

at 603-988-2671 or Joslyn_tammy@yahoo.com.