The Dover Food Pantry will continue to provide assistance despite a car crashing through the front window Tuesday afternoon.

A 2006 Hyundai sedan driven by Andrew Benaris, 79, of Dover went through the front around 3pm according to Dover Police Lt. Mark Nadeau. Benaris was taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No one else was in the car and impairment does not appear to be a factor.

The pantry reported on its Facebook page that they were closing early Tuesday because of a crash at Silver Street and Central Avenue. The building is considered unsafe but no one was injured, according to the pantry.

The crash remains under investigation.

Dover Food Pantry after a car crashed through the front 8/4/22
Dover Food Pantry after a car crashed through the front 8/4/22 (Townsquare Media)

"Thankfully nobody was injured in today's incident that caused quite a bit of damage to the building," the pantry wrote on its Facebook page.

The pantry said it will be open again Thursday at the First Parish Church next door via the pantry parking lot.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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