FOOD

Food Stamps
Contact Project Bread, (800) 645-8333
The project will determine your eligibility
for food stamps.

Valley Opportunity Council
300 High St., Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 552-1559
This agency can help you apply for food
stamps.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Springfield: (413) 737-5142
Amherst: (413) 549-6825
Northampton: (413) 584-3591
Ware: (413) 967-2163
This program provides food vouchers to
pregnant women or mothers of young
children who meet income guidelines.
Assets are not considered.

SERVE New England
Toll-free at: (888) 742-7363
Perform two hours of volunteer work a
month and buy a package of food for $16 in
cash or food stamps. The food includes fresh
fruits and vegetables. (You can perform the
volunteer work for the Alliance for Injured
Workers.)

Meals on Wheels
(800) 243-4636
Provides nutritious meals to all seniors 60
years or older regardless of income.

Price Rite
633 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01119
(413) 796-2934
Discount grocery store.

Save-A-Lot Food Stores
459 Main St., Indian Orchard, MA 01151
(413) 543-0200
655 Liberty St., Springfield, MA 01104
(413) 732-4405
Discount grocery store.

The Barn
95 River St., Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 774-5599
Discount grocery store.

Free Groceries/Free Meals

Meals are usually served on a walk-in basis
no questions asked. You may need proof of
income or a referral for groceries.

Amherst

Amherst Survival Center
1200 North Pleasant St., (413) 549-3968
Meals served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday noon-1 p.m.
Groceries. Monday, Tuesday, Friday 11
a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fresh
produce distribution at 11 a.m. Service
limited to residents of Amherst and
communities without food pantries. The
service can be used
once a month. Free used clothing.

Food Pantry
First Baptist Church
434 North Pleasant St., (413) 549-3596
Groceries. Wednesday 2-5 p.m. Limited to
residents of Amherst and nearby
communities.

Not Bread Alone
First Congregational Church
165 Main St., (413) 256-0128
Meals and Groceries. Saturday and Sunday
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Meals also served on Easter, Thanksgiving
and Christmas.

Belchertown

Note: The three Belchertown food pantries
coordinate their efforts. If you are receiving
food from one of them, you cannot receive
food from the other two.

First Congregational Church
of Belchertown

18 Park St., (413) 323-7442
Groceries. By appointment only. Call the
office Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. A
one-week supply of food is given each
month.

Provisions Pantry
Dwight Chapel, 885 Federal St.
(413) 256-8059
Groceries. By appointment. Food provided
three or four times. Limited to Belchertown
residents. Exceptions occasionally made for
residents of nearby towns.

St. Francis Food Pantry
20 Park St., (413) 323-6272
Groceries. By appointment. Groceries
delivered to your home to protect your
privacy. Limited to Belchertown residents.
Service can be used once a month.

Chicopee

Lord's Pantry
First Central Baptist Church
50 Broadway St., (413) 592-5353
Groceries every Tuesday 9-11 a.m. except
for the second Tuesday of every month in
which the time will be 6:15-8 p.m. Chicopee
residents only. Bring 2 forms of proof that
you are a Chicopee resident. The service can
be used once a month.

Lorraine's Soup Kitchen
35 Center St., (413) 592-9528
Meals served Monday-Friday 5-6:15 p.m.
Groceries. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Bring photo ID, rent receipt
(proof of residence), proof of children and
proof of income such as MassHealth card.
Limited to Chicopee residents. Service can
be used every two months.

Easthampton

Community Care
Easthampton Community Center
12 Clark St., (413) 527-5240
Meals are served on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month 5-6 p.m.

Groceries. Main food distribution is 10
a.m.-noon on the first Monday of each
month. Supplemental bags provided 10 a.m.
-noon the third Monday after that.
Emergencies are handled as they arise.
Bring a recent utility bill for proof of
residence, photo identification, and proof of
income. Limited to residents of
Easthampton, Southampton and
Westhampton.

Food Cupboard
Easthampton Congregational Church
112 Main St., (413) 527-4790
Groceries. The 2nd Wednesday of each
month in the months of November-May and
on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
in the months of June-October. No
eligibility requirements or area limitations.

Calvary Baptist Church
413 Main St., (413) 527-6252
Groceries. By appointment. Limited to
Easthampton and Southampton. Services
can be used once a month.

Florence

Human Resources Unlimited
Star Light Center
251 Nonotuck St., (413) 586-8255
Groceries. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
Thursdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Limited to the
Florence Area and Hampshire. No eligibility
requirements.

Holyoke

Kate's Kitchen
51 Hamilton St., (413) 532-0233
Meals served daily, noon-1 p.m.
Free bread. Saturday 2 p.m.
No questions asked. No referral necessary.

Margaret's Pantry
56 Cabot St., (413) 538-8026
Groceries. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. Must have a referral from the
Department of Transitional Assistance.
Limited to Holyoke and South Hadley
residents. Exceptions considered in cases of
dire need.

Salvation Army Citadel
271 Appleton St., (413) 532-6312
Meals served Monday-Friday 3-4 p.m.
Groceries. No referral needed. Bring photo
identification. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Limited to Holyoke, South Hadley, Granby
and Chicopee residents. The service can be
used every month.

Pioneer Valley Assembly of God
63 Old Chester Road, (413) 667-3196
Groceries. Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m
- 6 p.m. An individual assessment is made in
each case. Written referral needed from
Salvation Army, your Church or a non-profit
organization. Bring photo identification and
proof of income. No restrictions on how
often the service can be used. Limited to the
Hilltown area, but exceptions occasionally
made.

Monson

Monson Open Pantry
First Church of Monson
5 High St., (413) 267-4837
Supported by donations from townspeople
and local businesses. Space provided by
First Church.
Groceries. The Thursday after the third
Sunday of each month (when food stamps
and assistance checks may be running out),
9-11 a.m., 4-5 p.m. Food available at other
times in an emergency. Limited to Monson
residents. The service can be used once a
month. Food also provided to make a dinner
at Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

Northampton

Northampton Survival Center
265 Prospect St., (413) 586-6564
Groceries. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11
a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 4-7 p.m.
Limited to residents of Chesterfield,
Cummington, Easthampton, Goshen,
Hadley, Hatfield, Haydenville,
Northampton, Leeds, Southampton, South
Hadley, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and
Worthington. Fresh produce (in season) and
bakery goods are available. The service can
be used once a month. A selection of free
clothes, household items, and books are also
available.

Manna
St. John's Episcopal Church
48 Elm St., (413) 584-1757
Meals served Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Edwards Church, 297 Main St.
(413) 584-5500
Meals served Wednesday 6:30 p.m.;
Saturday 11: 30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m.

Palmer

Food Share, Inc.
39 Walnut St., (413) 283-3614
Food pantry. Tuesday and Friday, 10-11:30
a.m. Limited to residents of Palmer
(including Three Rivers, Thorndike and
Bondsville), Brimfield, Holland, Wales,
Warren and West Warren. You will be asked
to fill out an application on your first visit.
Bring ID and proof of
number of dependents. The service can be used every
three months.

Springfield

Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
287 State St., (413) 731-5668
Meals served Monday-Friday 12 and 5 at
Christ Church Cathedral
35 Chestnut St.
Meals also served Saturday 12 and 5 and
Sunday 1 and 5 at Old First Church
Court Square

Community Survival Center
1323 Worcester St., Indian Orchard
(413) 543-3930
Groceries. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30
a.m.-5 p.m. Bring proof of income, current
address, rent receipt and family size.
Limited to residents of Ludlow, Indian
Orchard, Wilbraham, Hampden, and the
Sixteen Acres section of Springfield (ZIP
codes 01119, 01118, 01129, 01128).
The service can be used six times a year.

Greater Love Church
65 Newland St., (413) 782-3342
Groceries. Last Saturday of each month,
10 a.m.-noon. Bring identification. No
restrictions on cities or towns that can use
the service.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Community Center

3 Rutland St., (413) 746-4254
Groceries. Friday 10 a.m.-noon. (In an
emergency, they will give you food at other
times if you have a written referral from an
agency.) Bring two sets of identification.
Limited to residents of Springfield. The
service can be used once a month.

Open Pantry
Old First Church, Court Square
(413) 737-5353
Food pantry. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Meals served Saturday noon and 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 and 5 p.m.
Meals also served Monday-Friday noon and
5 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral
35 Chestnut St.

Salvation Army Citadel
170 Pearl St., (413) 733-1518
Groceries. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon.
Bring picture ID, Social Security card or
MassHealth card for all family members,
proof of income and proof of address.
Groceries not provided to residents of
Holyoke, Westfield or Southampton because
they have their own Salvation Army's. The
service can be used once every four months.

Springfield Rescue Mission
19 Bliss St., (413) 732-0808
Breakfast served Monday-Saturday 7-7:45 a.m.

Friend's Place
St. John's Congregational Church
643 Union St., (413) 734-2283
Meals served Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Groceries. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bring photo ID and a written referral. The
amount of food is based on family size.
Bring proof of number of dependents. No
residency restrictions. The service can be
used once a month.

Ware

Jubilee Cupboard
Trinity Episcopal Church
20 Park St., (413) 967-3274
Groceries. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10
a.m.-noon. Limited to Ware residents.

West Springfield

West Springfield/Agawam
Parish Cupboard

1023 Main St., (413) 734-7969.
Lunch, Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Groceries: Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m.
Bring photo identification, and proof of
residence (piece of official mail received
within the last 30 days). Limited to residents
of West Springfield, Feeding Hills and
Agawam. The service can be used once a
month.

Westfield

Emergency Food Pantry
101 Meadow St., (413) 572-0802
Groceries. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday 10 a.m.-noon. Thursday, 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. You need a referral from the
Salvation Army, a church or social service
agency. Limited to residents of Westfield,
Russell, Blandford. Bread available weekly;
full grocery orders once a month.