Berkshire County Food Pantries
Berkshire Dream Center: No requirements, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 1 p.m. second Sunday of the month, at Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St., Pittsfield, 413-522-3495.
Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry: No requirements; 4 p.m., third Tuesday, Dower Square; 5:15 p.m., fourth Tuesday of the month, Morningside School, Burbank Street; 6:15 p.m., fourth Tuesday, Wilson Park, park on Memorial Drive; 6 p.m., fourth Thursday, Central Annex, Second Street; 1:30 p.m., first Saturday, Providence Court, East Street; 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, assistance available twice a month, 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 10 a.m. to noon, third Saturday of the month, 193 Robbins Ave., 413-443-2828.
First Baptist Church: Sign in when using services, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 88 South St., Pittsfield, 413-445-4539.
First United Methodist Church: No requirements, 4 to 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 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 using 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, assistance available every week, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 298 West St., Pittsfield, 413-442-0624.
Soldier On Food Pantry: Open to the public, need verification of address, 8 to 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 and Thursdays, 5:30 to 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 AND HILLTOWNS
Becket Federated Church: For Becket, Washington and surrounding hilltowns, 9 to 11 a.m., first and third Saturdays, 3381 Main St, Becket. Emergencies: 413-623-5217.
Dalton United Methodist Church: Open to Berkshire County residents, 12:30 to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 755 Main St., Dalton, 413-684-0521.
Hinsdale Food Pantry: Open to residents of the five Hilltowns only, address verification required, 8 to 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, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays, located in old schoolhouse in Berkshire Village, 144 Old State Road, Lanesborough, 413-442-1025.
Berkshire Dream Center: No requirements, 6 p.m. third Wednesday, 149 Eagle St., North Adams 413-522-3495.
Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry: No requirements; 4:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Greylock Apartments; 5:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Brayton Hill; 5 p.m., third Wednesday, Mohawk Forest; 6 p.m., third Wednesday, parking lot across from Living Hope Community Church; 413-522-3495.
Community Bible Church: No requirements, call church for application, 1 to 3 p.m., third Wednesday, 160 Bridges Road, Williamstown, 413-458-5556.
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, bring your own bags, rain or shine; 11 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Tuesdays, Adams Council on Aging/Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, 413-743-8333; 10 to 11 a.m., first and third 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. and 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 required, can provide assistance on an emergency basis by phone only; 1 to 3 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, 53 Southworth St., Williamstown, 413-458-4946, ext. 11.
The Salvation Army: For North County residents only, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 393 River St., North Adams, 413-663-7987. For emergency pantry, call 413-663-7987.
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, bring your own bags, noon to 1 p.m., first 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 and West Stockbridge, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 45 Railroad St., Lee, 413-266-1141, www.graceberkshires.org.
Lenox Ecumenical Food Pantry: Serves Lenox and Lenox Dale residents along with members of Lenox & Lenox Dale churches. Assistance available every other week, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.
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 from CVS Pharmacy, Great Barrington, 413-528-3061.
Sheffield Food Assistance: Must be resident of Southern Berkshire Regional School District, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Old Parish Church, Sheffield Green, Sheffield, 413-229-2624.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center: No requirements, monetary donations and nonperishable food donations 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 of the Beloved: Lunch at 2 p.m. Sundays includes worship, held at St. Joseph's Church front lawn, 414 North St., Pittsfield, 413-448-8276.
Christian Center: Continental breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m. Monday-Friday; lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, 413-443-2828.
First Baptist Church: Dinner at 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 Council on Aging, 514 Main St., Dalton, 413-684-1715.
First Congregational Church of North Adams: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, provided by Berkshire Food Project, 134 Main St., North Adams, 413-664-7378.
First United Methodist Church: Community breakfast, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday and 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; lunch from noon to 1 p.m. third and fifth Saturdays; 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. Monday-Friday, lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 275 River St., North Adams, 413-664-4845.
Lee Congregational Church: Free community suppers at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May, donations accepted, 25 Park Place, Lee, 413-243-1033, ucc-lee.org.
St. Stephen's Church: Lunch at noon on the fourth Saturday of the month; dinner at 5:15 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, enter from Allen Street, 67 East St., Pittsfield, 413-448-8276.
The Salvation Army: Breakfast, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Monday-Friday; dinner at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 298 West St., Pittsfield, 413-442-0624.
South Congregational Church: Breakfast, 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays; Dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m., 110 South St., Pittsfield, 413-442-7357.
OTHER FOOD PROGRAMS
Brown Bag Program: Supplemental monthly food program offering 10 to 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 for those 60 years of age and older at several senior centers throughout the county. Some sites offer transportation through the Council on Aging. Suggested donation of $2 per meal is requested. Individuals younger than 60 are welcome for a required fee of $7 per meal. For information and locations, call Elder Services of Berkshire County, 413-499-0524 or 800-981-5201.
Meals on Wheels Program: Nutritious, hot noontime meals are offered Monday through Friday to homebound Berkshire seniors 60 or older. A suggested donation of $2 is requested. 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 and older who are homebound, unable to prepare meals, shop or get out. Meals are delivered Sundays and are provided for weekends and three-day holiday weekends. Information: Kathleen Ryan at 413-672-1404 or 413-664-1041.
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