Berkshire County Food Pantries & Meal Pickup Sites
Berkshire Dream Center: No requirements, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St., Pittsfield, 413-522-3495.
Christian Center: Noon to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday for bag lunches only, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, 413-443-2828.
First Baptist Church: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 88 South St., Pittsfield, 413-445-4539.
First United Methodist Church: 4-6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, 55 Fenn St., 413-499-0866.
St. Joseph Church: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays, Parish Center, 414 North St., 413-445-5789.
St. Mark Church: Photo ID, 9-11 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, access once per week, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 298 West St., Pittsfield, 413-442-0624.
Soldier On Food Pantry: Open to 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, 8-11 a.m. only, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 110 South St., Pittsfield, 413-442-7357.
South Congregational Church Mobile Food Delivery: Suspended, deliveries being made as needed, no requirements, 413-442-7357.
DALTON AND HILLTOWNS
Becket Federated Church: For Becket, Washington and surrounding hilltowns, 9-11 a.m., first and third Saturdays, 3381 Main St, Becket. Emergencies: 413-623-5217.
Dalton United Methodist Church: Open to Berkshire County residents, 12:30-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 755 Main St., Dalton, 413-684-0521.
Food Bank of Western Mass. Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, 11 a.m. to noon fourth Wednesdays, CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton, 413-247-9738, ext. 121.
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 public, 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays, 144 Old State Road, Lanesborough, 413-442-1025.
Cheshire Pantry: Open to Cheshire residents with proof of residency, 11 a.m. to noon first Saturdays, Community Center, 191 School St., Cheshire, 413-743-9719. Emergency food available. For deliveries, call Carole at 413-329-2212 or Carol at 413-743-5028.
Community Bible Church: No requirements, call church for application, noon to 2 p.m., third Wednesday, 160 Bridges Road, Williamstown, 413-458-5556.
Food Bank of Western Mass. Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, 10-11 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Adams Council on Aging/Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, 413-743-8333.
Friendship Center Food Pantry: Assistance to residents of Clarksburg, Florida and North Adams every other week, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 45 Eagle St., North Adams, 413-664-0123.
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; 1-3 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, 53 Southworth St., Williamstown, 413-458-4946, ext. 11.
The Salvation Army: For North County residents only, front door pickup, 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 393 River St., North Adams, 413-663-7987. Emergencies: 413-663-7987.
Food Bank of Western Mass. Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, 11 a.m. to noon, first Tuesday, CHP, 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.
Lenox Ecumenical Food Pantry: Serves Lenox & Lenox Dale residents and members of Lenox & Lenox Dale churches. Assistance available every other week, 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.
Lenox Meal Delivery Hotline: Volunteers are delivering one meal per day, free of charge, to any Lenox resident in need, 413-637-4787.
People's Pantry: South County residents only, annual application, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, St. James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-3061.
Sheffield Food Assistance: For residents of Southern Berkshire Regional School District, 9:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Old Parish Church, 125 Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-2624.
BackPack Program: Free meals for children in New Lebanon Central School District. Delivering 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Charlie's Pantry: 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Immaculate Conception Church, 732 US Route 20, New Lebanon. Contact Georgette, 518-794-0156.
Meals On Wheels: Home delivery of meals for seniors. Phone 518-828-4258.
New Lebanon Community Support Network: Local volunteers are available to do home delivery of groceries, medicine, or other essential needs. Contact Tistrya Houghtling, 518-505-1535, 518-781-0026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephentown Food Pantry: Open to residents of Hancock, Mass., & Stephentown, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, weather permitting, Stephentown Federated Church, 1513 Garfield Road.
Berkshire Food Project: Outside pickup from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Summer Street entrance, First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams, 413-664-7378.
Christian Center: Open noon to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday for bag lunches, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, 413-443-2828.
First Baptist Church: Soup kitchen, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 131 Main St., North Adams, 413-652-7619.
First United Methodist Church: Grab & go meals. Breakfast, 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday & Friday; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on second, third and fifth Saturdays of month; dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-499-0866.
St. Stephen's Church: Takeout dinner at 5:15 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Allen Street entrance, 67 East St., Pittsfield, 413-448-8276.
The Salvation Army: Brunch pickup, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday, 298 West St., Pittsfield, 413-442-0624.
GRAB & GO MEALS
Adams-Cheshire Regional School District: Kids 18 and younger, 9-11 a.m. Monday-Friday, Hoosac Valley Elementary, 14 Commercial St. Phone: 413-743-0876.
Berkshire Hills Regional School District: Open to community, remain in car, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Monument Valley Middle School, in the main loop; rear of Fire Station, 37 State Road; Housie Dome, front entrance, Housatonic; Stockbridge Town Hall, back entrance, for Stockbridge/West Stockbridge families. Email email@example.com with number of meals. BHRSD Backpack Program has Friday pickup.
Central Berkshire Regional School District: For families in the free and reduced lunch program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Pickup sites: Nessacus Regional Middle School, cafeteria entrance; Kittredge Elementary School front lobby, Hinsdale; and Becket Washington cafeteria.
CBRSD Backpack Program: For program families from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Becket Washington Elementary School; Kittredge Elementary School, Hinsdale; and First Congregational Church, Dalton, for families who attend school in Dalton.
Lanesborough: Open to public, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Lanesborough Elementary School. Contact the food service department the day before at 413-458-9582, ext. 1195, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a message with your name & number of lunches.
Lee Public Schools: School-age kids, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Lee Elementary, cafeteria entrance (right side of building), Greylock Street, Lee. Call 413-243-0336 or email email@example.com.
North Adams Public Schools: Breakfast & lunch package pickup for North Adams students from 11 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday at Brayton Elementary, Colegrove Park Elementary, Greylock Apartments, Mohawk Forest, and UNO Community Center. Children must be present.
Pittsfield Council on Aging: Meals for seniors enrolled in Meals on Wheels and on the congregate meal site roster, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 330 North St. Meal reservations are required at noon the previous day at 413-499-9346. Seniors not on the roster can contact Elder Services at 413-499-0524 to determine eligibility.
Pittsfield Public Schools: Breakfast and lunch packages for city children from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St.; Conte Community School, 200 West Union St.; Dower Square Housing Village, 253 Wahconah St.; Berkshire Family YMCA, 292 North St.; Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 16 Melville St.; Brattlebrook Apartments, April Lane; Berkshire Peak Apartments, 341 West St.; and Wilson Park Housing, Memorial Drive.
Richmond Consolidated School: For school-age kids, 9-10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Call 413-698-2207, ext. 124, the night before.
Southern Berkshire Regional School District: For school-age kids of SBRSD, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Undermountain Elementary School, Sheffield. Children must be present at pickup. Info: Jeremy Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-248-0727.
Williamstown: Open to public, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Williamstown Elementary School. Contact the food service department the day before at 413-458-9582, ext. 1195, or email email@example.com. Leave a message with your name & number of lunches.
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. For income eligibility requirements and further information, call your Council on Aging.
Elder Nutrition Program: Noontime meals for ages 60 and older at several senior centers throughout the county, $2 suggested donation; $7 for those under 60. For information and locations, call Elder Services of Berkshire County, 413-499-0524 or 800-981-5201.
Meals on Wheels Program: Noontime meals for homebound Berkshire seniors 60 or older, Monday-Friday. $2 suggested donation. Eligibility requirements. Information: Elder Services of Berkshire County, 413-499-0524.
Take and Eat Program: Ages 60 and older who are homebound, unable to prepare meals or shop. Meals delivered Sundays. Information: Kathleen Ryan at 413-672-1404 or 413-664-1041.
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