(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 41-year-old non-profit agency that helps families struggling with food insecurity. Our Emergency Food Pantry serves Ludlow, Wilbraham, and Hampden as well as the 16 Acres, and Indian Orchard neighborhoods in Springfield. Eligible Seniors, 60 and older, may live anywhere in Hampden County.

The Thrift Shop on Main is open to the public and sells quality clothing and accessories, many at just $3 and $4 per item. All proceeds help to fund our Pantry.

We are extremely grateful to be supported with donations from our neighbors: individuals, the faith-based community, businesses, schools and various groups and organizations within our communities. Summer can be a hard time for many families as they no longer have school breakfast/lunch programs offered at school.

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 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.

Requested Documents:

  • 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

Donate Today to the
Community Survival Center

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