SOCIAL SERVICES

No one in our region, the commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States should be food insecure. Most everyone would agree with this statement...

NORTHAMPTON — Local social service organizations are planning their annual Thanksgiving dinners for the community using similar home delivery and...

NORTHAMPTON — The 18th annual Hot Chocolate Run returns Dec. 5 as an in-person event this year, with organizers from Safe Passage anticipating 6...

Food pantries rise to the pandemic challenges

10/29/21

Between cooking meals and making deliveries to combat increasing needs, food banks have had their hands full during the pandemic. But as...

NORTHAMPTON — “It’s hard for me to talk,” Ralph D’Amico said, choking back tears. “If I knew this type of stuff years ago, I wouldn’t be in the...

AMHERST — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amherst used Community Development Block Grant money to support food and housing programs, youth...

NORTHAMPTON — The city is getting closer to making the proposed community resilience hub a reality after Mayor David Narkewicz announced Thursday...

NORTHAMPTON — Lee Anderson cooks meals at Manna Community Kitchen, and sometimes he would notice that someone hadn’t come for a few days.“I’d say, ...

Northampton shelter seeks more volunteers

12/14/20

NORTHAMPTON — With a new emergency shelter open at First Churches, United Way of Hampshire County is putting out a call for volunteers to help with...

NORTHAMPTON — There will be no collection sites around the city on Oct. 4 for Shelter Sunday, the annual fundraiser for organizations that help...

Farmers and advocates looking to end hunger in the Pioneer Valley and beyond met online this week to discuss with state Sen. Jo Comerford what can...

HOLYOKE — Plans for a 16-bed drug treatment group home in a residential neighborhood will go forward after the Zoning Board of Appeals rejected an...

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