Cornucopia Food Pantry

Stacey cabbage heads

Established in October 1997, Cornucopia is a partnership of the UNH Chaplains Association, the United Campus Ministry of UNH, the Office of Student Life, the UNH Partnership for Social Action, The UNH Department of Residential Life, and the UNH Department of Housing.

The Cornucopia Food Pantry, located in the Waysmeet Center, provides food and other support to UNH students, staff, faculty and their families. No one is ever turned away. We are open on Tuesday, 4-5:30pm, Friday, 12-1pm and by appointment. We are always looking for volunteers and donations.

To volunteer, donate, or for more information, visit Cornucopia food pantry.


Mindfulness Meditation

Thursdays, 7:00 pm (during the academic school year)

This is an opportunity to learn a meditation practice and to develop and cultivate mindfulness and awareness. This is a practice taught in the Buddhist tradition that works with the body’s natural breathing. At the core, this is a practice for connecting with our human nature of confidence and joy. No prior experience is necessary, all are welcome!


Holiday Food Baskets

Each year the Cornucopia Foofood pantryd Pantry distributes Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring holiday food baskets to those in the area who are in need. Baskets include cereals, canned goods, coffees, bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, toiletries, and more.

If you are interested in signing up for a basket, please visit Cornucopia food pantry for more information.

In order to feed the need in our community, we need your help! Every year various residence halls, UNH departments, offices, businesses, churches and individuals donate baskets or food. If you would like to donate, give us a call or send us an email!


Flames of Hope

The premise of the Flames of Hope program is a simple one: each of us can make a difference in the world through the use of our own unique gifts, talents, energy, enthusiasm and resources. The Flames of Hope program seeks to bring healthy change to our communities and the world – one person, one family and one situation at a time. We always work in partnership and collaboration with others, because things get accomplished more quickly and effectively that way, and because we are called to be “partners in service” and part of hopeful communities.

The folllowing are a few examples of how Flames of Hope can work:

  • Contributing to the Flames of Hope Fund to help those in need
  • Helping with our monthly Community Dinners
  • Buying a bag or two of groceries every week for specific families
  • Buying and donating a summer pool pass for one or more kids or families at the Durham/UNH outdoor pool
  • Buying and donating tickets to athletic events for kids to attend UNH events
  • Matching folks who need vehicles with people who may want to donate them
  • Signing petitions, pledging support, and contributing money or other resources to help reunite kids with their families
  • Organizing one or more food baskets during holiday or special seasons for families in the community
  • Working with groups in other countries (e.g. Compas de Nicaragua) to support their grassroots work in building community
  • Outreach to the Forest Park and Babcock Communities on the UNH campus

You can make a difference. If you are interested in being a Flame of Hope, or would like more information, please contact the Waysmeet Center or e-mail


Furniture Loan

We have a long partnership with the Community Church of Durham in operating a furngtiure loan program for international students. Our furniture loan contains various household items from beds to desks and dressers. If you are looking for temporary furniture assistance, please contact us!

Interested in donating furniture? Please contact the Waysmeet Center or e-mail


Prayer Services

Prayer and contemplation are essential parts of the ministry at Waysmeet. We have weekly prayer times, and take daily time for prayer as individuals and as a part of our community activities. We also believe in the power of healing prayer, and see every opportunity to pray for someone in need as a gift and blessing. If you would like to be a part of our prayer ministry, contact Chaplain Larry at Waysmeet at 862-1165 or e-mail him at

If you have a request for prayer for any person, place, community, event or situation, we welcome the opportunity to include that in our regular prayers. Please send your prayer request to Waysmeet at


Belief Exploration

The Waysmeet Center offers individual counseling and spiritual guidance to anyone interested. Ask questions or set up for a meeting with Chaplain Larry Brickner-Wood at