Businesses are essential partners in the Amherst Survival Center’s mission. By becoming a business sponsor, you’re supporting our programs that meet the basic needs of our neighbors, create a sense of community, and connect people to other available resources.
Businesses provide financial support and in-kind contributions of goods and services, participate in community fundraising activities, lead workplace drives for food, personal care items and clothing, and volunteer their time and skills. We welcome the opportunity to work with area businesses to customize the best fit for your organization.
Your support will:
Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and other ways to be involved by contacting Lisa Queenin, Development Coordinator, at email@example.com or 413-549-3968 x108.
Sponsor one of our major fundraising events, Empty Bowls in March, Hike for Hunger in October, and Feed the Spirit in the fall when we resume this event. Event sponsorships are available at different levels and are recognized in a variety of ways.
Provide targeted support for the Amherst Survival Center’s mission by sponsoring a day of services or a specific program. Examples of program sponsorship opportunities include A Day of Services, Food Pantry programs, Meals for the Week, the Personal Care Pantry, and the Community Store.
Donations of Goods and Services
In-kind donations of goods and services support our programs and help the organization offset operational costs. We gratefully accept donations of food, personal care items, clothing and household items for our store, printing services, creative and professional services, event space, and advertising placements. MORE INFO
Drives are a great way to unite your business around the cause of fighting hunger and supporting our neighbors in need. For ideas and more information on how to execute a successful Food & Fund Drive, click here. We also welcome community drives for other needed items such as personal care items, diapers, winter coats, socks and (new) children’s books and games for our Holiday Gift Program.
Engage your team and make a difference. Our Volunteer Coordinator is happy to arrange the right project that meets the specific interest of your employees and the needs of the center. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Job Services and Recruitment
Participate in the Center’s job fairs or let our Job Search Assistance program know of a job opening at your business. Our Job Search Assistance Program offers personalized coaching for job seekers at all skill levels.
Our Current Business Partners
We thank our sponsors for their financial support and significant in-kind contributions of resources in support of our mission.
Sponsors $5,000 Plus
The Davis Financial Group
DJ Summit, Inc.
Greenfield/Northampton Cooperative Bank
Integrity Development & Construction
Whole Foods Market
Yoga Center Amherst
Four Seasons Wine & Liquor
Jake’s at the Mill
Jones Group Realtors
R.L. Stern Financial Services
Sally Malsch, Five College Realtors
Valley Medical Group
Food Recovery Partners
Four days a week, Center volunteers drive to our partners—farms, supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries—and pick up plentiful donations of fresh produce and baked goods. The recovered food is immediately put out in our meals, Food Pantry, and in our Fresh Food Distribution area for people to take home.
Glazed Doughnut Shop
Stop & Shop
Whole Foods Market
The Works Bakery and Café
Farmers Fighting Hunger:
Amherst College Book and Plow Farm
Many Hands Farm
Next Barn Over Farm
Old Friends Farm
Simple Gifts Farm
UMass Student Research Farm
Generous In-Kind Contributors
These businesses and professionals have donated goods and services in support of the Amherst Survival Center’s mission, operations, and events.
Amherst College Dining Services
Amherst Self Storage
Earth Foods Cafe
Horizon Beverage Company
Peterson Productions DJs
Smithsonian Café & Chowder House
Sue Yarworth Designs
Vance Chatel Graphic Design
W.D. Cowls, Inc. Land Company
We appreciate all the organizations, community groups, and businesses that hold drives for food, personal care items, clothing, and other essentials. This listing includes organizations that do ongoing drives or conduct multiple drives over the course of the year. Please see our monthly e-newsletter for other groups that hold drives or volunteer their time.
Amherst Dental Group
Dale Frank Financial Group
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Jewish Community of Amherst
Jones Group Realtors
Lichtenberg Veterinary Hospital
National Association of Letter Carriers (USPS)
The Toy Box
SWCA Environmental Consultants
UMassFive College Federal Credit Union
Would you like to see the name of your business on this list?
To find out how your business can become an Amherst Survival Center partner, please contact Lisa Queenin, Development Coordinator, by phone at 413-549-3968 ext. 108 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also let us know if we inadvertently missed your business on these lists.