COVID-19 Resources and Information

With all of the constant changes and regulations/bans being put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Chicopee Department of Veterans Services is doing our best to keep our resources and services updated for veterans, service members, and their families. 

Take a look below at different services, resources, and information being offered that you might be eligible for during this time. 
  1. Food resources
  2. Transportation resources
  3. Miscellaneous Resources

Veterans/Eligible Surviving Spouses Program

MMFSI Western Mass Empowerment Center

The Western Mass Empowerment Center is located at 104 Ramah Circle South, in Agawam. They have everything from canned and dry goods, first aid supplies and over the counter medications, to clothing and other items for infants.  To register with them you will need to bring  your Military ID card, DD-214, or VA ID card.You can contact them at (413) 301-8125.

Project New Hope Inc.

PNH is working with; active-duty, national guard, reservists, and honorably discharged veterans! If you are affiliated with the military in one of those ways and fall into one of these categories; not working/getting limited income, running low/out of food, or times are just tough, please contact their closest office in Westfield, MA at (413) 315-3873 for information on how they may be able to assist you.  

Senior Programs

West Mass Elder Care - Meals on Wheels

If you are interested in discussing options to receive lunch from WMEC please contact them at (413) 538-9020.

RiverMills Center - Cafe

Will be offering take-out meals for dinner and weekend meals, prepared by the Senior Center staff, available for $2.00, Mon., Wed., Fri. with curbside pick-up starting Friday, April 3. Those who wish to purchase a meal should call the Senior Center at (413) 534-3698 the day before between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and provide a name and phone number. Their meal will be available for a curbside pick-up between the hours of 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. the next day at 5 W. Main St, Chicopee. Please note that meals will be cooked but will have to be heated at home.

Students (k-12) programs

Chicopee FRESH

Click the link above to be directed to the Facebook page for Chicopee FRESH. They are working with the Chicopee Public Schools Food Service Department to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 21 during the extended school district closure due to COVID-19.

Open to anyone programs

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

The Food Bank of Western MA is a wonderful resource to use when looking for places that can assist with food scarcity. Options are available by city/county so please use this asset to see what is available in Chicopee. You can also call them at (413) 247-9738 or (800) 247-9632 to discuss options.

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen

Although no meals are being served at this time, the pantry is still open Monday-Friday, from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. located at 170 Pendexter Ave., Chicopee. You can contact them at (413) 592-9528. 

First Congregational Church

Located at 306 Chicopee St. in Chicopee has put together emergency packs that can be used in case you have to quarantine or need items during this shelter in place. The food pantry is also stocked, and they can provide emergency food.  You do not need to be members of the church to receive assistance. Please contact the church at (413) 592-0396.

Life Point Church

Located at 603 New Ludlow Road in South Hadley, the church can be contacted at (413) 536-2775.

Although the City of Chicopee’s municipal buildings are currently closed to the public from now until further notice, for the health and well-being of our residents, we want you to know our office is still accessible. If you are in need of assistance that is not listed above please contact our office to discuss ways that we can assist in finding you the proper resources.

We will do our best to continue to update our resources and services as much as possible to ensure that you have the best we can. If you know of an organization or business that is helping during this time of need that isn’t listed above please reach out to us so that we can include it to our list.

You can reach us via email (listed on our Veterans Services homepage) or at (413) 594-3470 Monday-Friday.

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