At this time, we are able to accept non-perishable food donations and personal care items during donation hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM – 3 PM.
Items Currently Accepted
Personal Care Items
Many of our client families lack basic necessities, like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toilet paper. These items can be expensive and cannot be purchased with Food Stamps or SNAP. We gratefully accept new, un-used, and individually packaged toiletries.
Organizing a toiletry drive? Click here for a list of much-appreciated personal care items.
In compliance with the City of Northampton Single Use Plastic Bag Ban, the Northampton Survival Center no longer provides single-use plastic bags for groceries. We encourage clients to bring re-usable cloth bags for packaging their groceries. Donating re-usable cloth shopping bags, paper bags, or insulated bags helps our clients, helps the Center, and helps our environment.
These items also cannot be purchased with Food Stamps of SNAP and can be expensive, so a donation of these items makes a huge impact on the lives of our clients. We do not take any large cleaning supplies or tools like mops, buckets or brooms, but do accept cleaning products like laundry detergent, dish soap, and any household, kitchen or bathroom cleaners.
Items Not Currently Accepted
Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting donations of children’s books.
One third of our clients are children and at times, there is a wait, so we like to have books for them to read while they wait. These books can also be taken home by our clients. Children’s books in any language are accepted.
Cookbooks and Cooking Magazines
Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting donations of cookbooks or magazines.
In an effort to support our clients in healthy nutrition and meal diversity, we accept cookbooks and cooking magazines, in any language.
Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting donations of egg cartons.
The Center sometimes needs donations of egg crates to package the eggs we receive for clients. Currently, we are receiving eggs pre-packaged from our distributors, so we do not have a need for additional donations of egg cartons. Please check back here for any updates, as we may ask for egg carton donations in the future.