Dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income individuals and families throughout Hampshire County

Donate Food

We accept donations of non-perishable food and freshly-grown produce, and are most in need of donations from our list of foods we distribute. Please feel free to contact us before shopping to find out what is currently most needed.

Sponsor A Food Drive

Sponsoring a food drive can be an especially engaging way for a group of people to contribute to the Center. Some organizations plan a food drive right into their other scheduled events – holidays, birthday and anniversary parties, award dinners, staff picnics, or religious services. See our list of food items most in need, or call to get ideas for how to boost your intake and make the drive most memorable for your organization or group.

Items we most need:

  • canned chicken or tuna
  • baked beans
  • peanut butter
  • pasta
  • rice
  • cereal
  • powdered milk
  • macaroni & cheese
  • soup
  • canned tomatoes
  • spaghetti sauce
  • fruit juice
  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • unopened spices
  • condiments
  • cooking oil

 

Thanksgiving Food Drives

If you are interested in hosting a food drive specifically for the Thanksgiving holiday, please note our distribution of $10 grocery store gift cards, frozen turkeys, and general Thanksgiving meal items to clients begins on November 1. Though we distribute food items for the holiday throughout the month of November, Thanksgiving drives that conclude at the end of October allow us the opportunity to distribute specialty items to clients who come in at the start of the month. Below is a list of our list of most requested Thanksgiving food items:

  • Frozen Turkeys
  • Canned Gravy
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Small Marshmallows