134 Main Street - PO BOX 651
North Adams, MA 01247

As of June 15, 2020 we are opening up some volunteer shifts.  It may not be the right time for you to volunteer - each individual must consider their own circumstances to decide if it is safe for them to volunteer in the community at this time. 

Shifts are available on days when we are not open for distribution, thus reducing the exposure to people that a volunteer experiences.  There is also need for volunteers on the days when we are open, including socially distanced interactions with people picking up meals.

If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail info@berkshirefoodproject.org and include a phone number for a return call.

Some changes have occurred since the public health crisis:

Work spaces are spread out in kitchen and dining room; all volunteers are required to wear face shields at all times during their shifts;  hand washing, sanitizing and glove changing are required even more frequently.

Volunteers must check their temperature using our touch free thermometers before each shift - any temperature over 100 will mean the individual may not volunteer that day. 

Also, volunteers will be asked to answer several questions: 

1) Do you or anyone in your household have any COVID 19 symptoms?

2) Have you or anyone in your household tested positive for COVID 19?  If so, have you since been tested and had a negative test?  

3) Have you or anyone in your household traveled 120 miles or more outside of the local area within the last fourteen days?

4) Do you have underlying conditions that make you at higher risk for the COVID 19 virus?

5) Is anyone in your household at higher risk for the virus?  

6) Do you or anyone in your household have normal activities that result in exposure to a large number of people, hence making your risk of contracting the virus greater?

The purpose of the new COVID related requirements are designed to keep the individual volunteer safe, to keep fellow volunteers and staff safe and to ensure the safety of our guests picking up meals.