Address:138 Sunderland RdAmherst, MA 01002Map & Directions
Services: A box of food (including non-perishables, dairy, meat and fresh produce) available monthly. Intended to be able to provide 3-4 days of food for each person in the family. - The Pantry is open :Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm - Food Pantry and Community Store close at 2:45pm - Thursday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm - Food Pantry and Community Store close at 6:45pm - Hot Lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Closed Wednesdays - The third (3rd) Saturday of the Month, Food Pantry and Community Store ONLY, 9:30am – 11:30am
Address:165 Main StAmherst, MA 01002Map & Directions
Services: Not Bread Alone serves healthy, hot meals for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Services include: Community meals, food distribution, produce and bake goods available. Also meals on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter - - Provide FREE homemade, hot meals at noon every Saturday and Sunday and at 4 pm on every Wednesday. Donated groceries are distributed every Saturday at 12:45. We also have counselors on site to help guests resolve issues such as housing, food stamp applications, health insurance, and employment.
Address:271 Appleton StHolyoke, MA 01040Map & Directions
Services: - Food Pantry: - -Monday through Friday | 9:00am - 12:00pm - -Our emergency food pantry serves the cities of Holyoke, South Hadley and Chicopee with food bags once every 30 days. - -To apply, please supply an ID and proof of residence. - Utilities Assistance: - -Monday through Friday | 9:00am - 3:00pm - -We help the families of Holyoke, South Hadley and Chicopee with fuel assistance and other utilities when funds are available. - -A shutoff notice, proof of income, proof of residency and a form of ID must be presented. - Hot Meals Program: - -Available the last full week, Monday through Friday of each month from 3:00pm-4:00pm. - -Our hot meal program is run by volunteers who prepare and serve a hot meal during the last full week of every month. - Christmas Toy Applications: - -Applications are accepted the last week in November from 9:00am-3:00pm. - -We distribute toys to more than 1,000 families in Holyoke, South Hadley and Chicopee. - -Please contact us for more information. - Camp Wonderland: - -Please contact our office before summer starts to check for openings. Space is limited. - -The cost is $50 per child and covers a five day stay at camp. - -Overnight camp takes place at our beautiful Camp Wonderland in Sharon, MA. - Referrals: - -If for any reason we are not able to help due to lack of funds we will provide our clients with a list of places in their cities that may be able to help them. - - For more information on these services, please contact the Holyoke Corps at 413.532.6312 or visit them at 271 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.
Address:265 Prospect StNorthampton, MA 01060Map & Directions
Services: Provides low-income residents of Hampshire County with nutritionally-balanced food once a month. This food program is a “choice” program, which means that clients select the exact foods they bring home every month. - Food Pantry & Clothing Distribution Hours: - Mondays 11am – 2pm - Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm - Wednesdays 11am – 2pm - Thursday 4pm – 7pm - Fridays 11am – 2pm - Closed Weekends - - Also has special programs that include: - - Kids’ Summer Food Program - During the summer months, the Northampton Survival Center’s Kids’ Summer Food Program provides eligible children with free food packages to help feed them breakfast and lunch every weekday for ten weeks during summer vacation. Children living in any of the 18 communities in our service area who receive free or subsidized meals through their school are eligible to receive this food. - Every eligible child receives groceries including grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein. Families pick up food for the Kids’ Summer Food Program during our usual pantry hours at the same time that they are getting their regular package of groceries. Both our Northampton and Goshen locations distribute Kids’ Summer Food Program packages. - Fresh Dairy Program - Beginning in March 2013, a popular Fresh Dairy Program replaced powdered milk with fresh milk from Our Family Farms, a local dairy cooperative. For this effort we’ve secured 3-year funding from an anonymous family foundation, and have brokered an excellent deal with the local dairy farmers who are grateful for steady stream of income from this order of hundreds of half-gallons each week. Clients are thrilled because they all prefer fresh milk to powdered, and we know it supports area children in choosing to eat a nutritious breakfast of whole grain cereal and milk, rather than an easy-to-grab sugary alternative. - Thanksgiving - During the month of November, the Northampton Survival Center distributes additional traditional Thanksgiving items such as potatoes, cranberry and squash to each client family when they come in for their regular package of groceries. - Birthdays - Depending on availability, clients can pick up a cake or cake mix for their birthday when they pick up their regular package of groceries. - Cloth Bags - The City of Northampton Single Use Plastic Bag Ban went into effect on January 1, 2016. The Northampton Survival Center is in compliance with this policy and is encouraging clients to bring re-usable cloth bags for packaging their groceries. Grocery store bags, backpacks, and duffle bags can all be used as grocery bags. The Center also has cardboard boxes available for carrying groce - ries. - Personal Care Items - The Northampton Survival Center accepts donations of shampoo, soap, toothpaste or any other toiletries. If we have any of these items available, clients can choose one item each time they come in to pick up their regular package of groceries. - Clothing - The Northampton Survival Center receives regular donations of clothing. Clients can come in once a week to see the clothing items that are available and select what they need for their household. - Pet Food - Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society provides the Northampton Survival Center with cat and dog food for our clients’ pets. Based on availability, clients can get one bag of dry food for each pet in their household (limit four) when they pick up their regular package of groceries.
Address:97 N Hatfield RdHatfield, MA 01038Map & Directions
Services: The mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to work with their community to reduce hunger and increase food security. In addition to serving as the regional hub for emergency food, The Food Bank also provides:
Address:36 N Main StWest Brookfield, MA 01585Map & Directions
Services: Provides a food pantry for the residents of West Brookfield, Warren, and West Warren on Wednesdays, 10 AM to 12 PM and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 PM.
Address:12 Clark StEasthampton, MA 01027Map & Directions
Services: The Emergency Food Pantry supplies weekly food assistance. During the Summer they also supply a bag of food per child in the household. The pantry is open Monday and Wednesday 9:00am to 12:00pm or 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Address:287 State StSpringfield, MA 01103Map & Directions
Services: Provides non-perishable food and groceries to people in need who have cooking facilities. Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Address:20 Bowdoin TerraceSpringfield, MA 01109Map & Directions
Services: Food Pantry operates once a month, every 2nd Wednesday from 10am-2pm.
Address:170 Pearl StSpringfield, MA 01101Map & Directions
Services: The Emergency Food Pantry program provides emergency food donation programs to individuals with proof of income, a referral letter and personal identification.