Community Covid-19 Resources

 

Please go to USNF Community Cares Network if you would like to offer assistance within, or receive assistance from, the USNF community.  Resources in the greater community are listed below.

Opportunities to Receive Assistance with Food
Northampton Survival Center:  The Survival Center is providing outdoor distribution, including additional food for families whose children are not receiving breakfast and lunch in school

Northampton Public Schools:  Free meals to children 18 and younger at 4 sites throughout Northampton, Florence and Leeds.  Click the link for details for each location.

Opportunities to Give Assistance with Meals
Northampton Survival Center:  Healthy willing volunteers can contact the Survival Center to offer assistance with distributions.  Additionally financial contributions are critical to making it possible for the Survival Center to meet the increased demand for their services.

Highland Valley Elder Services:  Assistance is needed with meal distribution and delivery for seniors in our community
Donate to kid's breakfasts and lunches: https://www.nokidhungry.org/coronavirus

Manna, the soup kitchen in Northampton, is looking for volunteers.  Please click on the following link if you would like to volunteer: http://www.mannanorthampton.com/volunteer_calendar/volunteer-signups/

Cathedral in the Night:
  Cathedral is in need of funds to keep their meals going and for care packages. You can help in the following ways:

1.  PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=qwkCOLEUCwGlNoyQzL2QP2NtNwVLLZDH8zWEoo0Gmsud5QZXzSXS15PQhZZMQZGpaGjgaW&country.x=US&locale.x=US
2 Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3OT8121EJGJVQ?ref_=wl_share

Local Resource and Network for Giving and Receiving 
WMA Community Resource Master List:Includes resources for food, clothing, edution, etc. 

Western Mass Mutual Aid - A spreadsheet sharing both needs for assistance and offers of assistance in our community as well as a comprehensive list of links to additional information and resources.

 The Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corps will be offering assistance and needs volunteers with medical backgrounds as well as those without medical backgrounds.  Learn more and consider signing up to volunteer.  (Volunteer opportunity is recommended for adults under 60 with no underlying health concerns)

Delivery From Farms
Mass Food Delivery (“Farm Fresh Food Delivered to Your Door”)

MassFoodDelivery.com (food delivered from local farms) , List of Farm-based delivery services

Northampton Public Schools Community Resource List
NPS Community Resources

Additional Resources

  • The Daily Hampshire Gazette is offering its local coverage of COVID-19 without a paywall so that we can all access local news. (If you're financially able to subscribe, know that the cost of your subscription will contribute to the Gazette's ability to provide this important community service)
  • Northampton.live: Status updates from the local business community, including changes to hours, closures, and means for supporting each business.