CHICOPEE, Mass (Mass Appeal) - You can help feed those in need this month and help Stamp Out Hunger - and you don' t even need to leave your home. Shelly Beck from the Amherst Survival Center came on Mass Appeal to tell us more about the campaign.
Stamp Out Hunger with the Post Office
Saturday, May 11th
Leave unopened non-perishables at your mailboxes!
About the Amherst Survival Center:
Since 1976, the Amherst Survival Center has promoted the health and well being of residents of Franklin and Hampshire counties with a wide variety of programs designed to help people meet their basic needs. The Center serves over three thousand people each year. Our services, all of which are free, include a Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Drop-In Health Clinic, Free Store, and a variety of other supports.
The ASC provides a welcoming community where families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet can come for food, clothing, health care and for companionship and relief from isolation. People are here to share their material resources, information, concerns and frustrations. No one is turned away.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Survival Center. The Center's 200 volunteers do everything from cooking and cleaning to providing medical care. The Center gets additional vital support from local businesses and faith communities who donate their time and resources.