The Amherst Survival Center Welcomes You

Amherst Survival CenterThe Amherst Survival Center welcomes everyone to enjoy our Hot Lunch, Fresh Food Distribution, Free Medical Clinic, Community (free) Store—and our Community Center/Volunteer Program.

You will find us open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 3 pm (pantry and store open til 2:45pm), except Thursdays when we stay open until 7 pm (pantry and store open til 6:45pm). Free Hot Lunch is served from noon to 1 pm, prepared by volunteers in our kitchen. We are closed Wednesdays.

Our Food Pantry and Community Store are open on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30am-11:30am (no lunch served or other services on these days). Upcoming 2015 dates for these special hours are: Saturday mornings: November 21 and December 19, 2015.

Our Fresh Food Distribution–vegetables, fruit and fresh baked goods—is available to everyone from 11 am to 3 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, and from 11 am to 7pm on Thursdays. Our Food Pantry—stocked with canned goods, meats, fish, dairy, fresh milk, fresh produce, diapers, and more—is open to those who come to us from the following list of towns: Amherst, Belchertown, Deerfield, Granby, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury, South Deerfield, South Hadley, Sunderland, Ware and Whately. Read more about our programs and services

We’re on the Bus Route!

bus route mapYou can take the Number 33 right to our door.
Click here for schedule...

Want to organize a food drive?

Food Drive LogoCommunity food drives are essential to the Amherst Survival Center.
Look at our online tool kit for tips.