Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc. 
 
Meeting the needs of
individuals & families
having food hardships

Improving the 
health & well-being
of our communities

Educating & advocating
about the issues of 
hunger and nutrition
in our 
communities

 

Partnerships

 

Many thanks to the organizations that help us with our mission.

 Food Bank of Western Mass 

Pioneer Valley United Way 

Big Y Supermarkets

Cumberland Farms Stores

ALDI

Stop & Shop

Bag the Community

South Hadley Council on Aging

Granby Council on Aging

South Hadley Housing Authority

Go Team

News and Upcoming Events (click on links for more details)

Regular Hours:

  • Wednesday 12:30 PM - 6 PM

  • Saturday 10 AM - Noon

Information for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc community on our response to COVID-19 Last updated 9/5/2022


Our pledge:   We will continue to be in contact with public health officials, local and state legislators, and the Food Bank of Western Mass in order to be as responsive as possible to the constantly changing conditions. We will remain alert and keep our community as informed as possible.

Our goal:   It is our aim to remain open and to be able to meet our communities’ food needs as well as we can, while also being considerate of the public health risks associated with COVID-19. In order to have the least amount of impact on the community, we ask that you please stay home if you or anyone in your household is sick, and that all who enter the pantry practice these essential health safety measures:

  • Follow CDC and local Health Department guidelines relating to the wearing of masks. 

  • Be sure to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue (best) or elbow, rather than with your hands. Again, if you’re sick, and not just sneezing because of an allergy, please do not enter the building.

  •  Help us maintain safety by spacing yourself away from others (outside or in the building) rather than crowding, as much as you can. Please remember that illnesses can be carried without symptoms, so social distance can cut down on transmission.

 

Information for customers:

  • Currently, the pantry remains open during our regular business hours.

  • If you are sick or not able to come to the pantry, you are welcome to send a healthy friend or relative to get food for you.

  • If you need to avoid visiting the pantry because you or someone with you is sick or immune-compromised, please call us. We will try to meet your food needs safely and flexibly.

  • If you are hungry or concerned about meeting your family’s food needs, let us know. We are here to help you.

Information for volunteers:   We will follow CDC and local Health Department guidelines relating to the wearing of masks.

We have increased our attention on disinfecting surfaces such door handles, light switches, tables, and other high-use spaces. We have suspended certain practices where contact can reasonably be limited.

Also informed by best practices, we repeat the advice to wash hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water, and we encourage you to do so as often as you need to while you’re volunteering. It is also important to not touch your face, in order to stop transmission of any illnesses.

Please join us in following the health precautions defined above, and by taking care of your own needs.

Information for donors and other concerned community members:   We are so appreciative of the outpouring of generosity from those who have and continue to support our efforts. Here are some answers to the most common questions:


How can I help?   What we most need right now are financial donations. We continue to serve more and more customers, and your donation allows us to buy the food we need when we need it. We believe the community will sustain our work financially so that we can meet this need.  Please help us by making a financial donation right here on Facebook.  

If you would like to donate food and/or personal care items, the following are especially needed: soup, hot and cold cereal, canned meat, tomato products, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant and women’s hygiene.

Can I volunteer? Do you need hands-on help?   Yes, we need people to deliver groceries to homes in Granby and South Hadley. If you would like to volunteer, please email or call to inquire. Please be patient with us as we deal with the situation.


Can I volunteer without being at the pantry?   Yes, if you are on social media and want to like and share our Facebook posts within your network, that helps us get our message out.


Thank you!   Together, as one community, we can thrive and come back stronger.