(413) 543-3930 • 240 Main St, Indian Orchard, MA 01151

Help Us Help Others!

Do you have some spare time? Looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours?

Volunteers are always needed!

About Us

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 $6/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

Our Mission

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.

Food Pantry

The Community Survival Center’s Food Pantry has three 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
  •  Birth certificate or health insurance card for each child in the household

Hours of operation:
Mondays through Thursdays: 9:30am-4:30pm

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 and Wednesdays from 9:00 to Noon
Tuesdays and 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

Donate Today to the
Community Survival Center 

(413) 543-3930 | 240 Main St, Indian Orchard, MA 01151