1 - The Easthampton Community Center at 12 Clark St. (Not Easthampton Senior Ctr.) has outdoor pantry hours on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to Noon and 4pm to 7pm.
In an effort to help reduce large gatherings, and assist individuals who cannot easily access the pantry, the Easthampton Council on Aging (ECOA) is offering our assistance. If you are in need of a pantry distribution, the ECOA would be happy to pick it up from the Community Center and deliver it to you.
If you or someone you know may benefit from this service, please contact:
2 - NORTHAMPTON SURVIVAL CENTER
Temporary food distribution program
As some of you know, concern for staff, client, and volunteer health forced the Center to temporarily stop client visits to pick up food in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate resuming modified operations as soon as we can do so safely. In the meantime, even though the building is closed, the work continues and flourishes with new community partnerships and initiatives springing into action.
Please see the Residential Requirements & Income Eligibility by clicking on the link below.
EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
Your options for healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic
Starting Monday, April 6th, two new food distribution systems are being put in place in the midst of the Northampton Survival Center's temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with community partners Grow Food Northampton and Community Action Pioneer Valley, we will continue to provide healthy food to those in need in new and creative ways. Read on to learn about your options:
What is available and where can I get it? Pre-bagged packages of food will be made for you by staff and volunteers using rigorous health precautions. Bags will include shelf-stable pantry items and fresh produce, much purchased from local farms with dairy and meat options to be included as soon as possible.
Your two options for getting this food:
1. ‘Drive-up’ at Jackson Street School, 120 Jackson Street, Northampton
BEST FOR people who don’t live at one of the housing sites listed below, including Northampton Survival Center clients from outside of Northampton.
Bags will be distributed to clients directly outside the school cafeteria Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
2. Pick-up in Northampton at Hampshire Heights, Florence Heights, Meadowbrook Apartments, and 236 Pleasant St. (The Lumber Yard building)
BEST FOR those who live in or near these housing communities.
Bags will be available for pickup at the school meal distribution site Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Doorstep delivery is also available at Hampshire Heights, Florence Heights and Meadowbrook. Signup is required fordoorstep delivery. Please fill out this form or call your resident services coordinator: https://cutt.ly/growfoodshares