Free community lunch every Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the first congregated church in North Adams.
Emergency food program offered. Please call for more information.
The Berkshire Food Project seeks to alleviate hunger, food insecurity, and social isolation by serving healthy and dignified noontime meals every weekday, by providing education in making good nutritional choices and by helping people access available food resources.
We also seek to alleviate a need that has grown even in periods of economic expansion nationally. We seek to provide a forum to facilitate conscious interaction among disparate segments of the population. And lastly, to provide information helpful to our consumers. We invite relevant social service agencies and experts to address lunch gatherings on such varied issues as tenants’ rights, voting registration, programs for the elderly, public assistance, child and health care, Social Security, and nutrition. With the same goals in mind, in recent years we have also facilitated group meetings of teen and at-risk parents, usually in conjunction with local social workers, through the PHOP (People Helping Other People) program. Currently these activities involve hands-on nutrition and cooking classes in the Project’s kitchen, for young parents referred by Healthy Families, a local counseling and aid center.
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