Community Survival Center of Indian Orchard receives funding from local bank

Hampden County

The Chicopee Savings Bank’s Charitable Foundation is providing funding for the Community Survival Center of Indian Orchard.

The $6,000 pledge over the next three years will help the survival center feed and clothe hundreds in 20 Springfield area neighborhoods.

The survival center’s executive director, Mary Cassidy, told 22News more and more people are coming to the center because of Personal financial setbacks.

“Hen families coming to the pantry every month who’ve never had to come before and it’s because they’ve had some economic setback,” Cassidy told 22News.

She continued to say, “they’ve lost their job or someone has become ill, their finances aren’t what they used to be. Now instead of donating to the pantry, they’re visiting the pantry.”

The Charitable Foundation grant will focus on replenishing the survival center’s senior outreach emergency food program.

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