Temporary Donation Guidelines:
Due to the quarantine, we will only accept donations on TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS There will be a limit of 4 BOXES OR 4 KITCHEN SIZES BAG PER HOUSEHOLD PER DAY. Once our available storage is full we will close donations for the day
We gratefully accept Food Donations any time we're Open
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Franklin Area Survival Center
Since 1980, the Franklin Area Survival Center's core mission has been to reduce food insecurity. In pursuit of that goal we currently operate a Food Pantry and Thrift store in Turners Falls.
The thrift shop is open to the general public and helps finance our food pantry. In an emergency, such as a fire or flood, the center will supply needed clothing and linens, free of charge, also additional food, to help the victims of a disaster. We have many contributors from the Franklin area community - See the list.
Hours of Operation
- Food Pantry: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
- Food Pantry Donations: 10 Am - 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday
- Thrift Store: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday
- Thrift Store Donations - Only on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
How to Receive Services
We are here to help if you are in need of food.
To sign up for services please stop by the food pantry (10:00AM - 1:30 PM Monday - Friday, 96 4th St., Turners Falls Ma.) and we will help you complete a client application. Please bring some form of identification if possible - it does not have to be government issue.
We also allow you to have someone else pick-up the food for you (a proxy).
Food is also available through Pop-up Pantries in coordination with some local Senior Centers to ensure we meet the needs of seniors with limited mobility:
South County Pop-up Pantry - 2nd Wednesday of each month
Bernardston Pop-up Pantry - Last Wednesdy of each month
Emergency Food is available anytime the Thrift Store is open.
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