Personal Care Pantry
The Amherst Survival Center’s Food Pantry distributes unopened personal care items when available from community donations.
Personal care items include:
- baby and adult diapers (bags can be opened in some cases)
- menstrual products (tampons and sanitary pads) (bags can be opened in some cases)
- toilet paper
For more information on diaper need, click here.
You can bring you donations to the Center during the Center’s open hours, or ship donations to the Center (138 Sunderland Road, PO Box 9629, North Amherst, MA 01059). Donations can include complimentary hospitality sizes. Please make sure that donations are unopened so that we can distribute them through the Food Pantry.
We encourage drives for a variety of personal care items.
We’re grateful to the women’s sports teams, book clubs and clubs that have initiated drives for feminine products, and welcome these drives. See this January 2015 column on the economic burden for so many women of affording feminine menstrual products. If you’d like to hold a menstrual product drive, contact the Center’s Pantry Coordinator.