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)
The following options are available if you would like to help:
Purchase a Ticket for the 2018 Empty Bowl event.
Make a Donation
Use this option to make a donation of any amount.
Provide a Meal Club
Feeding almost 100 people a day requires help - Contact Us if you can spare some time.