LISTEN envisions an Upper Valley Community generously supporting individuals and families in their efforts to achieve and maintain successful independence.

LISTEN was incorporated in the winter of 1972. The original purpose of the agency was to: “…involve the low-income citizens of Lebanon and surrounding areas in programs which will improve their ability to meet the economic, cultural, social and environmental needs of their families…”


LISTEN community dinners are FREE to the general public and are served Mon-Sat in our dining hall. Our food pantry serves eligible NH and VT families with 1-2 weeks of groceries each month.

New England winters can be brutal.  The support of LISTEN donors and shoppers allows us to fund a robust heating helpers program
Each year, proceeds from LISTEN donors and shoppers send 300 low-income children to local summer camps and help brighten the holidays for 200 Upper Valley families with 5 new items of clothing and a grocery gift card