|The Community Survival Center's Food Pantry has four distinct programs which offer assistance to qualifying at-risk individuals in Ludlow, Wilbraham, Hampden, and the Indian Orchard, Sixteen Acres, and Pine Point neighborhoods of Springfield.|
-verification of address with a current piece of postmarked mail for all adults in the household
-verify total monthly income, which must fall under the USDA guidelines
-a rent receipt, mortgage statement, or property tax bill
Hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am-3:15pm
Emergency FoodThe Emergency Food Program offers a 5-day supply of necessary grocery items, including meats, to individuals living in our service area. Families may receive Emergency Food six times during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30). While services may be utilized once a week for six weeks, it is recommended that visits be spread out to ensure help will be available when needed.
School age children from families receiving Emergency Food are allowed to choose one book from the shelf.
Preschool ProgramThis program offers 20 nutritious breakfasts, lunches, healthy snacks, milk (when available), and juice, in the form of bagged groceries. It is available to any family participating in our Emergency Food program. Families commit to picking up the food once a month until the child is old enough to attend school full time.
Senior OutreachThis program offers twelve 20-22 lb. bags of food (one each month of the year) to any and all senior households in Hampden County. The seniors also receive a choice of EITHER a traditional Thanksgiving OR Christmas dinner, AND Easter dinner each year.
Holiday Food ProgramThis program offers a traditional holiday meal at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter to any family who participates in the Emergency Food Program. Qualifying families are limited to one holiday meal per year. All meals are in the form of bagged groceries.