Center for Access Services
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The Ram Mini Mart
The Ram Mini Mart supports students in meeting basic needs. The Ram Mini Mart offers groceries, personal hygiene products, and other basic household necessities.
Welcome to the new Ram Mini Mart online shopping system!
- Create an account by clicking The Ram Mini Mart link above and selecting “Sign Up”.
- Once your account is created, log in to complete the registration process.
- Select a pick-up type (either at CAS or at Food Lockers) and a time slot to pick up.
- Add items to your shopping cart.
- Checkout to submit your order.
If you need any assistance, please contact CAS at 413-755-5761. The CAS Food Lockers are located by the North 3 entrance of Building 13.
SNAP Application Assistance
CAS works with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to assist students in applying for SNAP benefits.
The CAS office provides school supplies to 美高梅集团app下载ios students in need.
CAS office staff work to cultivate relationships with local social service agencies that provide assistance to 美高梅集团app下载ios students. Office staff can offer case management to students and facilitate connections with resources in the community that can help eliminate barriers. If students need support beyond what is offered in the CAS office, staff can guide students toward resources in the greater community that can provide the support students need. The 美高梅集团app下载ios Campus and Community Resource Guide also provides information on local and state resources to help individuals, families, and veterans in need of housing, food, medical, legal, or mental health assistance.
(413) 200-8776 (text only - please include your full name)
Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Evening appointments available
*Evening appointments must be made in advance.
*Office hours may be impacted due to holiday and other college closings