Food & Clothing Services

Berkshire Food Project

The Berkshire Food Project provides free lunches on weekdays at the First Congregational Church in downtown North Adams. This program creates a great link between Williams College and other parts of the northern Berkshires. Volunteers join the staff of the BFP and help prepare, serve and enjoy lunch with members of the community. Help is appreciated

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Berkshire Immigrant Center

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. The Center also aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across

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Breakin’ Bread Kitchen

The Breakin’ Bread Kitchen offers a hot meal for anyone in need on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Sheffield American Legion 340 US-7 Sheffield, MA 01257 413-329-3031 Contact: Suzann Laverack Ward

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Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

They offer state-sponsored employment training program for those currently receiving transitional aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); provides formal education skills training, on-the-job training, direct job placement, food stamps and emergency assistance. Child care services are available for those who qualify. Caseworker assistance may involve shelter and housing placement. Also offers Emergency Aid to the

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Meals on Wheels

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest membership organization supporting the national network of more than 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs that operate in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The tireless work of these programs – supported by a dedicated army of 2 million volunteers – delivers a nutritious meal,

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Offers a food distribution program to anyone in need; available at 8 a.m. every Wednesday. 414 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-445-5789 www.stjoepittsfield.com/index.cfm?active=1 Contact: Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, [email protected]

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St. Joseph’s Kitchen at South Church

Provides a hot meal each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Also operates a food pantry Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. c/o South Congregrational Church 110 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-442-7357 www.southchurchpittsfield.org/ [email protected]

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St. Mark’s Rectory

Offers bags of groceries to anynoe in need of food the last two Fridays of the month, from 9 am to 11 am. 400 West Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-447-7510 stmarkschurchpittsfield.wordpress.com

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Offers a free hot meal at 5:15 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays to anyone in need.Lunch on saturdays at noon (except the 3rd Saturday of each month). 67 East Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-448-8276 www.ststephenspittsfield.org/

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The Salvation Army

Grocery items for anyone in need, referrals for emergency housing, budget counseling, counseling for families, marriage counseling, and counseling for victims of domestic violence. Also handles Pittsfield Area Council of Churches (PACC) emergency funds. 298 West Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-442-0624 http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/use/locations

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The Salvation Army Gateway New Life Center

Services include emergency transportation, emergency assistance for disaster victims, food pantry, fuel assistance (Good Neighbor Fund, December-April), free bread, free clothing, furniture (when available), senior citizens activities, social recreation, ans education programs for children. Saturday breakfast for children and a Tuesday and Wednesday feeding program are planned for the year. 393 River Street North Adams,

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