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Verizon Wireless Zone of Northampton sponsored our Volunteer appreciation event.

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First annual fundraising event at Black Birch Vineyard!

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Our Family Farms delivers our milk

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Community donation of fresh eggs!

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Pete's Tire Barns annual donation of hams!

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Rebecca from Forget me not Florist donates flowers to our clients weekly!

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Post Office Food Drive is successful because of volunteers!

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Community donation of apples!

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Kids’ Summer Food Program (KSFP) helps bridge the summer nutrition gap by distributing food packages to children.

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The Center joined forces with's nutritional program to help educate about balanced dietary choices!!

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2014 Annual Post Office Food Drive brought in more than 20,000 pounds of food for our community!!!

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Young at Heart Concert 2013 ~ A beautiful night of music, fun, and laughter to benefit The NSC!!

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~ Project Subtle Savings ~ Find out how a little change can make a big difference! Participate ~ Decorate ~ Donate

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Abundance Farm of Congregation B'nai Israel

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Improving quality of life for low-income individuals & families in Hampshire County by providing food & other resources w/ dignity & respect

“There are times when we would not have had any food to eat if it were not for you.” In 2010, Robin was let go from work when she was diagnosed with a seizure disorder, and she needed help to feed a family of six on her husband’s income of $27,000. “We lost a full-time income which put us in debt. You have to pay rent first so you have a roof over your head for your children. Then you have to pay electricity so you have heat, light and hot water for your children. The Northampton Survival Center has saved us so many times. Because of the pantry, I was able to bring home food to make complete meals and also have fruit for snacks. It doesn’t matter how good your children are, they are going to get tired of eating a box of mac and cheese every night and, with the help of the pantry, I didn’t have to do that.”

The local faces of food insecurity are as varied as those of the community that sustains us.

Some clients bubble over with relief and gratitude with every grocery item they select. Others quietly pass the time in our waiting area having a wellness check with a visiting public health nurse, or getting inspiration from a donated cooking magazine. Some discretely inquire about whether we have toilet paper or soap at our personal care station, while others defer to their teen’s desire for a disposable razor. Many are eager to repay the community’s generosity by volunteering in our food pantry, and others sit in silence, heads down, looking worried and overwhelmed. Some have hope in their eyes, others have none.

These are the faces of our neighbors. In coming to know them as people, we begin to alleviate some of the isolation and shame many carry with them. We hear their stories – delighting in their joys, listening to their hardships, and laughing together over the jokes they share.

You, too, carry unique stories of your connection to our community, and how you engage with and care for others. We hope you’ll join us in making a donation to the Northampton Survival Center this season. Your gift will help us provide nourishment – of all kinds – to all those who come to us for help.

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Improving quality of life for low-income individuals & families in Hampshire County by providing food & other resources w/ dignity & respect

EIN: 042774166

Reports: Guidestar

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