Community Survival Center, a bridge of hope to the hungry and homeless since 1983
 
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How You Can Help

How You Can Help
-Participate in a community food drive (non-perishable items only)
-Drop off at Center (perishable and non-perishable food)
-Drop Box located in front of Center; off hours donations of clothing and household items
-Host a food drive (instructions below); this is a great community service project for students, scout troops, youth groups, and confirmation and Eagle Scout candidates.
-Sponsorship:

---$25 one-time donation sponsors a family for a holiday meal
---$50 one-time donation will buy breakfast and lunch for 4 hungry children for one month
---$100 will help us stock the pantry with canned vegetables and hearty soups
----$1000 will enable us to update our freezers with new, energy efficient freezers so that we can accept donations of frozen food, and save on our electric bill

Host a Food Drive:
Churches, school groups, businesses, and civic groups often join together with a generous spirit to ensure that the Community Survival Center will always have food to assist people in crisis. As fast as the food is placed on our pantry shelves, it is dispersed to families in need.
Did you ever think of holding a food drive? A food drive could be arranged by a neighborhood group, a class, or at your place of business. Remember, whether it is a small drive or a big drive, all donations are greatly appreciated, and much needed in these fiscally difficult times.
The following steps outline how to conduct a successful food drive:
1. Call the Center at 543-3930 to share your plans
2. Choose the date, location, and drop off time
3. Plan publicity
4. Use small, sturdy cardboard boxes to collect food items
5. Call the Center at 543-3930 with your delivery date

We are always in need of protein items such as:
peanut butter, canned tuna, hearty soups, canned beef stew, corned beef hash, canned chicken.

Other great items to round out a healthy diet are:
pasta and sauce, cereal (hot or cold), canned fruits, canned vegetables, boxed potatoes.


Community Service Ideas for Groups

Community Service Ideas for Groups
Do you belong to or lead a community group? Are you looking for a community service project?

Here are some ideas:

-Host a food drive (see above)
-Host a winter coat drive
-Host a clothing drive (all seasons)
-Host a special drive, such as Easter baskets, school supplies, Christmas stockings, pajamas/socks/underwear, hats/scarves/mittens, or diapers/feminine hygiene/personal care items

Any of the above would greatly help your neighbors in need, and provide some measure of comfort and joy to those who struggle.
Community Survival Center, 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard, MA 01151 • PHONE: 413-543-3930
A bridge of hope to the hungry and homeless since 1983.

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