We continue to adapt our operations to ensure continued food delivery in as safe a manner as possible and within the confines of our more limited volunteer capacity and social distancing requirements. We are open. We have food. We are here to help.
We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11-3.
- Thursday evening and 3rd Saturday hours are temporarily suspended. We are so sorry for the challenge and inconvenience this may cause.
To-Go Meals (along with snacks), Fresh Produce, and Bread. Distributed outside. Daily, 11-3. (Think of this as a combination of lunch, breakfast, snacks, and fresh food distribution all in one.) This is pre-packaged and given out one per person. No registration. No residency requirements. All are welcome!
Food Pantry is open. Daily, 11-3. The Food Pantry is distributing pre-assembled boxes of food in the main dining area. Shoppers are invited into the building a few at a time to ensure six feet of separation. New shoppers welcome. See Food Pantry for more information on how to register, or options for how to get your groceries.
The Community Store, Health Clinic, Resource Center and Community Activities are temporarily closed.
If you are sick (with anything), please stay home. Call the Center, and we will make arrangements to get food to you in the parking lot or to have someone else pick it up for you.
A note about safety during preparation: We have extensive sanitation processes in place. All staff and volunteers wash their hands upon entry of the building, and wear face coverings throughout their shift. Safe food handling practices are being strictly adhered to. Volunteers are working with appropriate 6 foot distances between them. The above changes in our operations help ensure all guests and volunteers maintain the minimum 6 feet of separation.
What do we need? We have been so touched by the offers of help! What we need most right now are Financial Contributions of all sizes to help cover the significant costs of continuing operations amidst this crisis, including additional food, cleaning supplies, and staffing. www.amherstsurvival.org/donate
We are committed to making sure that we are able to continue to provide food to all those who need it. We recognize that many already low wage workers are being sent home without pay. We know many families are deeply concerned about pending cuts to SNAP. We know that many who depend on food from the Center are also those most vulnerable to illness. We are taking a proactive stance to ensure that we can continue to provide meals and groceries to all who need them for the long haul, in as low-risk an environment as possible. Thank you for your support, participation, and all you do as a member of our community.
–Lev Ben-Ezra, Executive Director