CAI Amesbury Center - Amesbury, MA - Food Assistance

Contact information

44a Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
: Phone: 978-388-2570

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(For Food Pantry and Clothing Bank)
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm
(For other appointments)
Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(978) 388-2570 – Fax (978) 388-7838 

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) is a multi-service
non-profit organization working to empower
individuals and families to help themselves through
programs and services that support economic
growth, family stability, and employment and
training. CAI’s service area includes the
communities of Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown,
Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury,
Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury. 

Food Pantry
The Food Pantry got its start in Amesbury through a
collaboration of churches in Amesbury and Merrimac
who wanted to help families in need to put food on the
table. Local parishes and funders provide financial
support, allowing the Center to purchase fresh produce
and gift cards for local markets. Food donations are also
provided by local civic organizations and our partner
agency Project Bread: The Walk for Hunger. Seasonal
crops are also available through community garden
programs and local farmers. Individuals/Families may
visit the food pantry twice each month to receive food

Our food comes from the Merrimack Valley Food Bank,
The Lions Club, the Postal Food Drive, Pennies for
Poverty, and our community.

Emergency Food, Shelter, Rent, Utility
Program (EFSP)
(for residents of Amesbury & Merrimac only)
EFSP is a federally funded financial assistance program
designed to provide emergency support to individuals
and families having difficulty keeping up with
household bills, including rent, mortgage, and utilities
(excluding telephone, cable and Internet). Funds are
available on a limited basis and are allocated on a first
come-first serve basis after completing a client intake
process and determining eligibility. To make an
appointment, call (978) 388-2570.

Do you have items to donate? Contact CAI Amesbury Center at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

User Questions & Answers

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Do you have items to donate? Contact CAI Amesbury Center at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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