Announcing Our New Delivery Service:

We are happy to announce that our Food Pantry has a new delivery option! Thanks to The Food Bank Of Western Massachusetts and Door Dash who have made this possible.

You can call us at 413-863-9549 if you are interested in this new service.

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.

Covid-19 Compliance

It is the policy of the Franklin Area Survival Center to comply with all Federal, state and local regulations.

The Franklin Area Survival Center is very committed to the health and safety of our community. To that end we distribute masks for free to the community. We have also altered our operations to ensure appropriate social distancing and reduce risks of viral spread

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

patrons outside the survival center

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.

If you are unable to come to the food pantry please call us at 413-863-9549. Door Dash provides free delivery service within a 20 mile radius of the pantry. 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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