The Amherst Survival Center welcomes everyone to enjoy our Hot Lunch, Fresh Food Distribution, Free Medical Clinic, Free Store—and our Community Center/Volunteer Program. You will find us open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, except Thursdays when we stay open until 7 pm. Free Hot Lunch is served from noon to 1 pm, prepared by volunteers in our kitchen. We are closed Wednesdays.
Our Fresh Food Distribution–vegetables, fruit and fresh baked goods—is available to everyone from 11 am to 3 pm on our days open. Our Food Pantry—stocked with canned goods, meats and other perishables—is open to those who come to us from the following list of towns: Amherst, Belchertown, Deerfield, Granby, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury, South Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately. Read more about our programs and services
The Amherst Survival Center is now collecting furniture for our 2013 Trash To Treasures used furniture sale. During the spring and summer months, the Amherst Survival Center collects gently used furniture for our annual fundraiser, Trash-to-Treasures. Donations may be brought to the ASC by appointment or we can arrange pick up for a small fee. We are especially in need of couches, chairs, kitchen sets, dining sets, bureaus, end and coffee tables, and bookcases.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413)549-3968 x to arrange for pick-up or delivery.
Please note: all items are collected for resale, so we cannot accept damaged or broken items or those with torn, stained, or mildewed upholstery. We cannot accept sleeper sofas or mattresses. All donations are tax deductible.
Drop-off is free, but must be arranged in advance. Pickup fees are $15 for the first item and $5 for each additional item.
Then join us for the Giant Furniture Sale on September 6-7 on the Amherst Town Common
Stay tuned for more details
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
(Published in print: Friday, March 8, 2013)
The multi-talented Cheryl Zoll is closing the latest chapter in her varied career, stepping down as executive director of the Amherst Survival Center.
Zoll, who is 50, has planted trees in rural Senegal as a Peace Corps member, taught linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, wrote a book on African language, ran a literacy program and led the effort to turn the Survival Center into a vibrant hub of community and social services.
Oh, and she oversaw a fundraising effort that netted $2.5 million to construct a stunning new building that opened in December. Pretty impressive.
Whatever her personal or professional reasons for moving on, after six years at the center, one thing is clear: She is a woman who gets things done. Click here to read more…