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Berkshire Food Project - North Adams, MABerkshire Food Project - North Adams, MA
The Berkshire Food Project Mission Statement: To provide free and nutritious meals, To provide a community forum, To provide information that is beneficial to our clients, and to encourage greater participation by our clients in decision making that ... Read more
The Berkshire Food Project Mission Statement: To provide free and nutritious meals, To provide a community forum, To provide information that is beneficial to our clients, and to encourage greater participation by our clients in decision making that affects their lives.
The Berkshire Food project serves free lunch on Monday, Thursday and Friday every week to many people in the North Adams, MA local area, regardless of socio-economic or denominational background. The project was initially established in 1987 to serve this purpose and then in 1998 the project added a new program called People Helping Other People (PHOP), designed to offer educational, dietary and self esteem support to young Parents and children.
I lived in the area and am personally familiar with their work. They serve high quality meals on real china, in a nice sit-down dining hall at the First Community Church in North Adams. They are well known and highly regarded by the community. I donate regularly and have not missed an "Empty Bowl" fundraiser in 10 years. They run "lean and mean," putting food on the table, not stuffing themselves. It is a labor of love and community. Please help as much as you can, as you will be helping real people feed real people, regularly. A big shout out to "Caretaker Farm," a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm in Williamstown, MA that regularly donates food and assists in so many wonderful ways. Thank you Valerie for doing such a great job, bless YOU!!