“A Safe, Welcoming Haven.”

Welcome to The Parish Cupboard


The Parish Cupboard

1023 Main St.

West Springfield, MA


Phone: (413) 734-7969

Email: ParishCupboard@aol.com



Mission Statement

The Parish Cupboard is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is, quite simply, to support needy families and individuals in West Springfield/Agawam/Feeding Hills by providing food and meals through two programs:

1.  An Emergency Food Program – registered households who must prove residency and need may receive groceries once a month.  This food support may include bread, produce, canned and boxed items, peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese – whatever we have,  (from donations and purchases) we give.  In 2013, 735 households were registered with us.  Each month approximately 200 of these families come in for groceries.

2.  The Hot Lunch Program – the dining room is open to anyone, five days a week.  This is where we see the areas’ homeless, street folks who truly depend on the Parish Cupboard for a substantial and nutritious meal.  Our daily average has grown to 37 which equals about 768 lunches per month.

Part of the Parish Cupboard’s mission is also to provide a safe, welcoming haven for our clients.  We give them respect and they, in turn, show respect and courtesy for the Cupboard. 


Emergency Food /Pantry hours are from: 9:00 - 11:15

Hot Lunch program runs from about: 11:20 - 12:30


For Emergency Food/Pantry:

Residents of West Springfield, Agawam, Feeding Hills ONLY.  Clients must bring in a current bill or piece of mail which includes their name and address and date.  They may come in once a month and must bring a new piece of mail every visit.

Lunch: Residents of WS and Agawam Only.



The Parish Cupboard, founded in 1986 by Parish Association of local Protestant and Catholic Churches has been helping the less fortunate members of West Springfield and Agawam for almost thirty years. Through local donations of clothing, food and money, The Parish Cupboard has been able to help thousands of citizens throughout the decades, something they plan on continuing as long as there are people in need.

The Parish Cupboard

1023 Main St.

West Springfield, MA


The Cupboard runs off of donations, please help out.  Mail your financial donations to the Cupboard at:

You may also help out by donating food to the Cupboard.

*All donations may be dropped off at the Cupboard during operating hours