(413) 664-7378
134 Main Street - PO BOX 651
North Adams, MA 01247

Contribute to the Berkshire Food Project

For 30 years, the Berkshire Food Project has been serving hot, tasty, and nutritious lunches to those in need, as well as providing take-away food and emergency supplies five days a week, fifty-two weeks a year, volunteers gather in the kitchen of the First Congregational Church located in North Adams to prepare and serve meals to a clientele composed of community members from all walks of life who are experiencing food insecurity and social isolation.

But the BFP is much more than a "Soup kitchen." In a community that has been hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs and declining population, we play a role in rebuilding a vital and resilient North Adams by offering a space where volunteers, donors and local residents can come together over food and gain a deeper understanding of each other.

The Berkshire Food Project is largely sustained thanks to the generosity of local residents who have dug deep to give what they can to keep our doors open, as well as local foundations, religious organizations and businesses. But we now face some substantial costs: replacing aged equipment that has been used to cook close to a million meals over the years, including stoves, sinks, dishwashers and other necessities. We would also like to contribute to the $30,000 dining hall roof repair.

We need to raise $50,000 to cover these urgent capital costs. Please consider making a donation. Now more than ever our ability to take care of the most vulnerable members of our communities and create opportunities for engaging with one another is crucial.

The Berkshire Food Project is a 501 © (3) number 022 9460 660

 

The following options are available if you would like to help:

Make a Donation

Use this option to make a donation of any amount.

 

Provide a Meal Club

Participation Level

(Prices based on 5 days a week)

 
 
The Berkshire Food Projects “Provide a Meal” club is a way to pay for a hot meal to someone in need. Each meal served at the BFP cost around $3.00. When you join this club, you can set up a monthly gift which will be automatically withdrawn from your account on the day of the month you choose-no more trying to remember to send as gift, it’s all done for you! We can provide you with a receipt for every gift, or one at the end of the year showing all the donations you have made for tax purposes. This is an effortless, automatic way to support those in need of a meal from your local community. 
 
Thank you for your support!
 

Volunteer!

Feeding almost 100 people a day requires help - Contact Us if you can spare some time.


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News
06/08/2016
"I wanted to share the wonderful article in the Berkshire Eagle about Mrs. Lawson's field trip to the Berkshire Food Project and all the great work that is being done by the students in the gardens outside of Brayton." -John Franzoni
03/25/2015
Massachusetts is now losing over $12M per month in federal nutrition dollars....
02/10/2014
We have compiled a list of emergency food sites in Northern Berkshire County
Stories of Pride
“My proudest moment and favorite story is when one of our regular guests came in and asked if there would be enough food to feed an extra busload of people. I said, “We would always have enough.” Thank God we did!
“My proudest moment is after the meal has been served. When you get the opportunity to grab a plate of the meal you just helped prepare, and get the opportunity to go and sit in the dining room, converse with your community, and make new friends...”
"Recently, a woman called from out of town and said she googled the words “SNAP benefits in North Adams” and the Berkshire Food Project (BFP) was the first name on the list, so.."
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