Community Survival Center
Contact: (413) 596-4232
42 Main Street - Wilbraham, MA 01095

Community Survival Center

survival center


community1The Community Survival Center is a non-profit agency (501-C-3) whose primary mission is to provide survival items like food, clothing and household goods to members of our community in their time of need.

The HOPE Ministry has been supporting the Community Survival Center since 2005 with various programs including providing annual financial assistance to help sustain their Senior Nutritional Program.

In addition, our Parish coordinates monthly food collections throughout the year to help feed the nearly 14,000 men, women and children in Wilbraham, Hampden, Ludlow, Indian Orchard, Sixteen Acres and Pine Point who depend on the Center for necessary assistance.

Our Saint Cecilia Knights of Columbus Council also sponsors an annual dinner fundraiser in the Parish Center. The Knights once again will hold its Octoberfest on October 5th, 2019 after the 4pm Mass. There will be a live German band and Beer tent in the courtyard. Last year's Octoberfest was sold out so get your tickets early.

Each fall, our parishioners donate a variety of school supplies to the Survival Center to help fill children’s backpacks which otherwise may not contain some of the necessary items like pencils, markers, pads, and paper.

The Community Survival Center also provides Emergency Food, Preschool and Senior Outreach programs as well as a Thrift Shop for clothing and household essentials for anyone who is having a difficult time in making ends meet. For more information about the Community Survival Center and opportunities to volunteer, contact them at

For more information about this HOPE Ministry, or to simply volunteer, email Rose Chapman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Cassidy, Executive Director of the Community Survival Center accepts a check for $4,500 from the Saint Cecilia Knights of Columbus annual Survival Center Dinner. (L to R) Joe Selva, dinner co-chair, Mary Cassidy, Ron Serra, Grand Knight, and Ed Spear, dinner co-chair.

Each fall we collect various school supplies for the Survival Center to help fill backpacks for families with limited funds.

Healthy, non-perishable food items are always in high demand.

Each month, Saint Cecilia Church hands out empty plastic bags and parishioners return them with non-perishable food items for the Survival Center


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