Thursday, January 12, 2017

Franklin Area Survival Center

The purpose of the center is to provide free food to needy individuals and families in the Franklin County Area. There is also a thrift shop where clothing, household items, furniture and other necessities are for sale at an extremely reasonable cost. The thrift shop is open to the general public and helps finance our food pantry. In an emergency, such as a fire or flood, the center will supply needed household items (if available) and clothing, free of charge, also additional food, to help the victims of a disaster. We also assist women who have had to move due to domestic violence.

The only employees at the Center are cashiers, site supervisor and the assistant to the site supervisor. All other workers at the center are volunteers. A Board of Directors, made up of residents from various county towns, sets policy, financial obligations and manages the daily operation of the center. The survival center is a non-profit organization, under section 501 3© of the Internal Revenue Code (our tax exempt number is 042-77-6526). Donors may deduct contributions of money, food, clothing or household items for tax purposes.

Please mail monetary donations to:

Franklin Area Survival Center
96 Fourth Street
Turners Falls MA 01376


Franklin Area Survival Center Board Members

Faith E. Rockwood, President
Sonnya Peters, Vice President
Fern Kolakoski, Treasurer

Dawn Lang, Executive Committee
Diane Muszynski, Executive Committee
Barbara Alfange, Executive Committee
Jean Thurber, Board Member


Darleen Burke, Team Leader
Miranda Boyle, Sorter
Denise Aiken, Store Associate
Cynthia Baranoski, Store Associate
Thea Leh, Bookkeeper 

Position Available - Assist Team Leader

We are looking for someone who is interested in 20 (and possibly more) hours, able to drive a box truck safely (must have clean driving record), able to lift furniture (75+ lb), sensitive to needs of clients, lift cases of food, boxes of donated item and more.  Mandatory times annually which sometimes occur on weekends.

Please stop in and complete application at the Franklin Area Survival Center, 96 Fourth Street, Turners Falls.  No phone calls, please.