The 4th Annual Hilltown Food Pantry Benefit will include the Hampshire Regional High School choir and New Hingham Regional Elementary School choir joining many other local musicians – making this event a truly multi-generational extravaganza.

Sunday, Jan. 13th at 12 noon,  New Hingham Regional Elementary School

30 Smith Rd., Chesterfield, MA

The Chesterfield Council on Aging is once again hosting the event with both an  International Buffet and music starting at noon on Sunday Jan. 13th.

Bring a dish to share at the buffet. We encourage donations to the Hilltown Pantry which will go directly to providing groceries for clients.

Emotional Literacy Program

This event has been postponed to a later date.
Please check back in early 2019.

at the Northampton Survival Center

Emotions are essential for our lives and survival and are the most basic and important aspect of your overall well being. But yet, most of us never learn how to handle our emotions, and according to research, only one third of us can accurately identify our emotions. So the more we can increase our emotional literacy, the more we can become aware of our emotions and can identify their purpose, the more we will be in control of our lives rather than being at the mercy of what life throws at us. And the happier and healthier we’ll be.

Using a framework of positive psychology, this program will help us increase our emotional awareness and literacy so that we can lead a happier and more fulfilling life.

Attendance is required at all three sessions as each session builds on the others.

** This program is not recommended for individuals with severe depression, a history of psychosis, or who become flooded with traumatic material when tuning into their experience

Registration for this workshop will be available on Aug. 28th through Brown Paper tickets.
Click here to register.

About the presenter

This program will be led by Ivan Queiroz. Ivan is a volunteer at the Northampton Survival Center and a Certified Lifestyle Wellness Coach, helping people take charge of their wellness and live happier and healthier lives.  Ivan also holds a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer.



Our annual benefit hosted by Ed & Mary Hamel, owners of Glendale Ridge Vineyard, featured music by The Gaslight Tinkers and the Johnny Memphis Band.

Food trucks included The Bistro Bus, 850 Degrees Artisan Wood Fired Pizza, and Bart’s Ice Cream.

All ticket sales benefited the Northampton Survival Center.


Memorial Day weekend Northampton Survival Center beneficiary of the silent auction at the Paradise City Festival

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Northampton Survival Center was the beneficiary of Paradise City’s popular Silent Art Auction. 100% of the Auction proceeds were be donated to the Center, a total of over $8,000.



Saturday, May 12 2018

The Post Office Food Drive (POFD) is an annual event held on the second Saturday in May that the National Association of Letter Carriers organizes across the country. This year the POFD happened on Saturday, May 12. The Northampton Survival Center is the grateful recipient of the food collected in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. In 2017, the NSC received over 25,000 pounds of food!!


If you live in Northampton, Florence, or Leeds, please keep an eye out for your bag that volunteers will deliver to your home in the week before the food drive. Suggested items for donating are canned beans, fruit, vegetable, and soup; tuna; cereal; rice; pasta; powdered milk; spaghetti sauce and canned tomatoes; macaroni and cheese; and peanut butter. Please be mindful of expiration dates. Personal care items such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste, etc are also welcome.


A successful food drive requires many dedicated volunteers. In the week before the drive, dozens of volunteers help distribute bags throughout the Northampton communities. On the day of the event, volunteers help us starting at 10 AM by unloading, sorting, weighing, and stocking food into storage. We schedule volunteers in two-hour shifts throughout the day. Families with older children are welcome to volunteer together. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to send Diane an email.

Past Events

2017, Glendale Ridge Vineyard hosted their third fundraising event for us in September this year, where many people came to enjoy the fabulous MarKamusic, several local food trucks, and delicious wine. The weather was perfect and a fair amount of people enjoyed dancing the night away! We are so thankful to Ed & Mary for their continued support of our work and sharing their beautiful space with us.          

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