Berkshire County Food Pantries
Berkshire Dream Center: No requirements, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2nd Sunday of the month, at Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St., Pittsfield, 413-522-3495.
Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry: No requirements, 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, Morningside School, Burbank Street; 6 p.m. 4th Thursday, Central Annex, Second Street; 1:30 p.m. 1st Saturday, Providence Court, East Street; 4 p.m. 2nd Wednesday, Wilson Park, Memorial Drive; 6 p.m. 2nd Thursday, White Terrace; 413-522-3495.
Christian Assembly Church: Form of ID with address and telephone number, assistance available every week, noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon Friday, 850 Williams St., 413-442-1495.
Christian Center: Proof of income and residency required yearly, 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, 3rd Saturday of the month, 193 Robbins Ave., 413-443-2828.
First Baptist Church: Sign in when utilizing services, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 88 South St., Pittsfield, 413-445-4539.
First United Methodist Church: Assistance available once every 2 weeks, 4 to 6 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4th Sunday of the month, 55 Fenn St., 413-499-0866.
Reigning Love Church: Assistance available once every 30 days, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, closed first Thursday of the month, 235 East St., 413-448-6221.
St. Joseph Church: Sign in when utilizing services, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Parish Center, 414 North St., 413-445-5789.
St. Mark Church: Photo ID, 9 to 11 a.m. last two Fridays of each month, 400 West St., 413-447-7510
The Salvation Army: Rent/lease receipt, proof of income, utility bill, 9:30-11 a.m. & 1- 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 298 West St., Pittsfield, 413-442-0624.
Soldier On Food Pantry: Open to the public, need verification of address, 8-11 a.m. Saturdays, 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.
South Congregational Church: Short application to fill out, assistance available once a week, 7:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6 p.m., Wednesdays, 110 South St., Pittsfield, 413-442-7357.
South Congregational Church Mobile Food Delivery: No requirements, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Wahconah Heights, Pittsfield, 413-442-7357.
DALTON & HILLTOWNS
Dalton United Methodist Church: Open to Berkshire County residents, 12:30-1 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 755 Main St., Dalton 413-684-0521.
Hinsdale Food Pantry: Open to residents of the 5 Hilltowns only, need verification of address, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, First Congregational Church, 129 Maple St., Hinsdale, 413-655-8587.
St. Agnes Church: For Dalton and Hilltown residents only, 5:45-6:15 p.m. Thursdays, 489 Main St., Dalton, 413-684-0125.
American Legion/VFW Food Pantry: Open to the public, 9 a.m. to noon, Fridays, located in old school house in Berkshire Village, 144 Old State Road, Lanesborough, 413-442-1025.
Berkshire Dream Center: No requirements, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 149 Eagle St., North Adams 413-522-3495.
Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry: No requirements, 4:45 p.m., third Wednesday, Mohawk Forest; 5:15 p.m., third Wednesday, Greylock Apartments; 5:45 p.m., third Wednesday, Brayton Hill, all North Adams, 413-522-3495.
Community Bible Church: No requirements, call the church for an application, 1 to 3 p.m., third Wednesday, 160 Bridges Road, Williamstown, 413-458-5556.
Food Bank of Western Mass. Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, bring your own bags, rain or shine; 11 a.m. to noon, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Adams Council on Aging/Adams Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, 413-743-8333; 10 to 11 a.m., 1st and 3rd Fridays, The Brien Center, 124 American Legion Drive, North Adams, 413-247-9738.
Friendship Center Food Pantry: Assistance to residents of Clarksburg, Florida, and North Adams every other week, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 45 Eagle St., North Adams, 413-664-0123.
St. John Paul Charity Center: Assistance to residents of Adams, Cheshire, and Savoy every week, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 Columbia St., Adams, 413-743-0577.
St. Patrick and St. Raphael Parish: Assistance to residents of Williamstown, Hancock, New Ashford, and Pownal, Vt., form of ID is required, can provide assistance on an emergency basis by phone only, 1 to 3 p.m., 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 53 Southworth St., Williamstown, 413-458-4946, ext. 11.
The Salvation Army: For North County residents only, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; Emergency Pantry 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, 393 River St., North Adams, 413-663-7987.
Food Bank of Western Mass. Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, bring your own bags, noon to 1 p.m. 1st Tuesday, rain or shine, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, 413-247-9738.
Lee Food Pantry: Serves people in Becket, Lee, Lenox Dale, Otis, Stockbridge, Tyringham, & West Stockbridge,10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, 45 Railroad St., Lee, 413-266-1141, www.graceberkshires.org
People's Pantry: South County residents only, annual application, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, St. James Place, 352 Main St., entrance is across the street from the CVS Pharmacy, Great Barrington, 413-528-3498 or 413-528-3061.
Sheffield Food Assistance: Must be resident of Southern Berkshire Regional School District, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Old Parish Church, Sheffield Green, Sheffield, 413-229-2624.
Lenox Ecumenical Food Pantry: Lenox residents only, assistance available every other week, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center: No requirements, monetary donations and non-perishable food donations are accepted, Dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810, ext. 32.
Breaking Bread Community Supper: Free dinner for all, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion, 334 Main St., Sheffield 413-229-8614.
Cathedral in the Night: Lunch, 2 p.m. Sundays includes worship, St. Joseph's Church front lawn, 414 North St., Pittsfield, 413-445-5789
Christian Center: Continental breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays - Fridays; lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 3rd Saturday of the month, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, 413-443-2828.
First Baptist Church: Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 88 South St., Pittsfield, 413-445-4539.
First Congregational Church of Dalton: Lunch at 1 p.m. Sundays, run by Dalton COA, 514 Main St., Dalton, 413-684-1715.
First Congregational Church of North Adams: Lunch, noon to 1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, provided by Berkshire Food Project, 134 Main St., North Adams, 413-664-7378.
First United Methodist Church: Community breakfast, 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays; lunch from noon to 1 p.m. 1st Saturday of the month; Dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, doors open at 4 p.m., 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-499-0866.
The Guthrie Center: No requirements, lunch from noon to 1 p.m Wednesdays, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955
Harvest Christian Ministry: Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mondays - Fridays, lunch 11:30 am. To 1 p.m. Saturdays, 275 River St., North Adams, 413-664-4845.
St. Joseph Church: Lunch at 2 p.m. Sundays on the front lawn, 414 North St., Pittsfield, 413-445-5789.
St. Stephen's Church: Lunch at noon on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturday of the month; dinner at 5:15 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays, enter on Allen Street, 67 East St., Pittsfield, 413-448-8276.
The Salvation Army: Breakfast, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Mondays-Fridays; dinner at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 298 West St., Pittsfield, 413-442-0624.
South Congregational Church: Dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 110 South St., Pittsfield, 413-442-7357.
OTHER FOOD PROGRAMS
Brown Bag Program: Supplemental monthly food program offering 10-15 pounds of food to eligible individuals, 55 years or older, free or for a small donation. For income eligibility requirements and further information, call your Council on Aging.
Elder Nutrition Program: Noontime meals are offered for those 60 years of age and older at several Senior Centers throughout the County. Some sites offer transportation through the Council on Aging. A suggested donation of $2 per meal is requested. Individuals under 60 years of age are welcome for a required fee of $7 per meal. Call Elder Services of Berkshire County for information and locations at 413-499-0524 or 1-800-981-5201.
Meals on Wheels Program: Nutritious, hot noontime meals are offered Monday through Friday to homebound Berkshire seniors, who are 60 years of age or older. A suggested donation of $2 is requested to help cover the cost of food preparation and delivery. There are eligibility requirements. Call Elder Services of Berkshire County at 413-499-0524 to make a referral for yourself, family member or friend.
Take and Eat Program: A program for individuals 60 years of age and older who are homebound, unable to prepare meals, shop, or get out. Meals are delivered on Sundays and are provided for weekends and three-day holiday weekends. Contact Kathleen Ryan at 413-672-1404 or 413-664-1041 for information.
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