By Francie Lin, GFN Writer-in-Residence I think everyone would rather forget the early pandemic days…
Community Food Distribution Project
Your options for FREE healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic
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 three 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. *See list of towns in the “Service Area” below.
Bags will be distributed to clients directly outside the school cafeteria and volunteers will assist with loading into your car.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
2. Pick-up in Northampton at Hampshire Heights, Florence Heights, Meadowbrook Apartments, 236 Pleasant St. (The Lumberyard building) and the Pioneer Valley Workers Center on Tuesdays.
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 for doorstep delivery and recommended for all who would like a Tuesday delivery. Please fill out this form or call your resident services coordinator.
3. Bulk delivery of food to residents of Salvo House, Tobin Manor, McDonald House, Forsander Apartments and Cahill Apartments and distributed by housing staff on Thursdays.
FOR RESIDENTS of these housing communities ONLY. Contact housing staff to arrange a delivery of produce and groceries.
*The Service Area includes the following towns: Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Florence, Goshen, Hadley, Hatfield, Haydenville, Huntington, Leeds, Middlefield, Northampton, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg and Worthington. If you live outside of these towns and need help, get in touch with us and we will connect you.