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 Franklin County, Massachusetts. 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

  • Thrift Store: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday
  • Food Pantry: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • Thrift Store Donations - Only on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

How to Receive Services

patrons outside the survival center

If you feel that you need the services provided by the Survival Center, you will need to come in to determine income eligibility. You will need a form of identification, proof of income (Disability, AFDC, etc.), proof of life expenses (rent, utilities, etc.). If you have any questions, please call the center and ask to speak to intake and they will explain the process to you.

Please do not hesitate to call us (863-9549) if you are not able to provide proof, we can help you temporarily until you are able to locate the needed info. We do not let anyone go hungry! Only eligible clients are entitled to come into the pantry and get bread, sweets or other special items on the front shelves or in the cooler.

Please abide by the signs that are posted. If we are low, we will lower that amount allowed per person. We strive for all to get something, so that no one is hungry. Please visit the Survival Center's Food Pantry during the hours of 10:00-1:30 to sign up for help.

General News

Name Date
Stop & Shop- Greenfield 2021-06-08 14:18:00
Valley Life Church holds a Food Drive 5/23/21 2021-06-08 14:10:00
Earth Day Event 4/24/21 2021-06-08 14:00:00
Amherst College Continued Supporting Franklin Area Survival Center 2018-09-16 00:00:00