Help Us Help Others!
Do you have some spare time? Looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours?
Volunteers are always needed!
The Community Survival Center is a 37 year old non-profit agency that helps families struggling to provide the basics: food, clothing and household items. Our emergency food pantry serves Ludlow, Wilbraham, and Hampden as well as the 16 Acres, Pine Point, and Indian Orchard neighborhoods in Springfield.
The Thrift Shop is open to the public and sells quality clothing and accessories, most at just $4 per item. Shirts and blouses are $3 per item. Also, our Fill A Bag Program offers sales at just $7/bag (with a limit of one bag of children’s clothing), and is also open to the general public. All proceeds help to fund our pantry.
We are supported by donations from our neighbors: individuals, churches, businesses, schools and various groups and organizations within the above mentioned communities. And we are extremely grateful to be able to support the center primarily with their help.
How You Can Help
Participate in a community food drive
Drop off food and clothing
Host a food drive
The mission of the Community Survival Center is to relieve hunger in our community by providing emergency food to individuals and families in times of need.
The Community Survival Center’s Food Pantry has three distinct programs which offer assistance to at-risk individuals in Ludlow, Wilbraham, Hampden, and the Indian Orchard, Sixteen Acres, and Pine Point neighborhoods of Springfield. For those living outside our service area, we provide a bag of groceries and a list of pantries in your area.
- Verification of address with a current piece of postmarked mail for all adults in the household
- Verify total monthly income
- Birth certificate or health insurance card for each child in the household
Hours of operation:
Mondays through Thursdays: 9:30am-4:15pm
Fill A Bag
Fill A Bag Program offered by The Community Survival Center is open to anyone having a tough time making ends meet-and with today’s prices, that’s everyone.
The Fill A Bag Program is open:
Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 to 3:00
Only 4 shoppers allowed at a time for 20 minutes of shopping
Must wear a mask to shop