Survival Center Holds Open House on June 10th

Northampton Survival Center
3rd Annual Open House and Fundraiser

  • Free Food
  • Face Painting
  • Magic Show &Balloons
  • Games & Costumes
  • Storytelling
  • Live Music
  • Rain or Shine

On Sunday, June 10th from 1 – 4 pm, the Northampton Survival Center will host its third annual Open House, opening its doors to all families in the 16 communities it serves throughout Hampshire County, including seven hilltown communities.


This family-friendly event will take place rain or shine, and will feature free food, face-painting, and a magic show. Award-winning storyteller Jennifer Jacobson will present fables and true life stories about how children make the world a better place, to delight listeners of all ages. Special musical guests “The Lonesome Brothers” will provide live music for the event from 2 – 4 pm.

(c) Hilltown Families

  • 3rd Annual Open House and Fundraiser
  • Northampton Survival Center
  • 265 Prospect Street, Northampton, MA, 01060
  • Sunday, June 10th from 1 – 4 pm, rain or shine
  • Free & open to the public


Founded in 1979, the Northampton Survival Center is an emergency food pantry and referral service, distributing approximately 2,000 pounds of free food every weekday to low-income individuals and families in the following towns: Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Florence, Goshen, Hadley, Hatfield, Haydenville, Leeds, Northampton, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.

As the NSC’s major annual fundraiser, there will be multiple opportunities to make donations. Food boxes will be displayed showing the various costs of providing food to clients (e.g. “$100 helps us feed one child breakfast and lunch every weekday for the summer”), and contributions toward our “Buy a Box of Food” Fund will be tallied and periodically announced to the guests. There will also be opportunities to tour the emergency food pantry, meet Board, staff and volunteers, and hear from local speakers about the vital role of the NSC throughout the County.


The Northampton Survival Center also operates a satellite Hilltown Pantry in Goshen, serving low-income residents of seven hilltown communities. Mail and general inquires regarding the Hilltown Pantry can be directed to the Northampton Survival Center at the address above. To contact the Hilltown Pantry directly, call them during their regular business hours (1-3pm on Wednesdays, 3rd Wednesdays 1-6pm). (413) 268-7578.

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