Volunteers serving free hot lunch

SURVIVAL CENTERS INC dba Amherst Survival Center

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Volunteers serving free hot lunch

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Help us provide fresh milk to our Food Pantry participants by supporting the Milk Fund

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Volunteer sorting in the Food Pantry

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Fresh milk stocked for Food Pantry participants

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Senior Mobile Pantry volunteers ready to deliver monthly food bags to seniors

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Fresh produce donated by local farms

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Community food drives provide critical support

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Thank you!

Amherst Survival Center connects residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties to food, clothing, healthcare, wellness and community.

The 40th anniversary of the Amherst Survival Center is just around the corner! Just as when the Center began in 1976, we connect families, the working poor, low-income seniors and people struggling with homelessness and mental illness with: hot meals, groceries, clothing, healthcare, wellness opportunities, social services and community.

The ASC serves close to 6,000 people each year, primarily through volunteer efforts. Our 200-plus volunteers do everything from cooking and cleaning to providing medical care and stocking pantry shelves.

How Can You Help?

All our programs and operations need the financial support of our community to exist. Through your generosity, the Amherst Survival Center can continue as a vital local resource and welcoming place for the ever-growing number of our neighbors in need.

Please consider making a donation to the Amherst Survival Center this holiday season. You can make a donation through this page now. You can also donate through our online gift catalog.

The catalog tells the story of our services, our participants and our hundreds of volunteers. Gifts to our catalog are extremely important: they provide 25% of our operating budget each year!


Thank you for considering supporting the Amherst Survival Center in your holiday giving. For more information about our programs, events, and volunteer opportunities, visit us at: 
www.amherstsurvival.org or join us for lunch (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday noon-1pm).

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SURVIVAL CENTERS INC dba Amherst Survival Center
PO BOX 9629
138 Sunderland Road North Amherst, MA 01059




Amherst Survival Center connects residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties to food, clothing, healthcare, wellness and community.

EIN: 042698462

Reports: Guidestar

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