Additional Resources

North County

Berkshire Food Project:  First Congregational Church, Main Street, North Adams, 413-664-6378, lunch served to all, noon on all weekdays. - website

Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry: No requirements; 2nd Tuesday of the month: 4:30 p.m. Greylock Apartments; 5:30 p.m. Brayton Hill; 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:00 p.m. Mohawk Forest; 6 p.m. parking lot across from Living Hope Community Church; 413-522-3495.

Community Bible Church: No requirements, call church for application, 1 to 3 p.m., third Wednesday, 160 Bridges Road, Williamstown, 413-458-5556.

Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank: No proof of eligibility required, bring your own bags, rain or shine; 11 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Tuesdays, Adams Council on Aging/Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, 413-743-8333; 10 to 11 a.m., first and third Fridays, The Brien Center, 124 American Legion Drive, North Adams, 413-247-9738.

Food Bank of Western Mass “Brown Bag”: For people over 55 who meet certain income guidelines. Call to apply, Food Bank 413-247-9738 or 1-800-247-9632 or visit Council on Aging. 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., 4th Friday of each month, Adams Council on Aging/Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, 413-743-8333; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 4th Friday of each month, The Brien Center, 124 American Legion Drive, North Adams, 413-247-9738.

Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry: Assistance to residents of Clarksburg, Florida and North Adams every other week, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 45 Eagle St., North Adams, 413-664-0123.  Free children’s diapers from the Berkshire Diaper Project.

St. John Paul Charity Center: Assistance to residents of Adams, Cheshire and Savoy every week, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 Columbia St., Adams, 413-743-0577. Clothing for all ages.

St. Patrick and St. Raphael Parish: Assistance to residents of Williamstown, Hancock, New Ashford and Pownal, Vt., form of ID required, can provide assistance on an emergency basis by phone only; 1 to 3 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, 53 Southworth St., Williamstown, 413-458-4946, ext. 11.

The Salvation Army: For North County residents only, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 393 River St., North Adams, 413-663-7987. For emergency pantry, call 413-663-7987. 

Free Lunch Saturday: Every Saturday, depending on community response; Members and Friends of the First Baptist Church on the corner of Main and Eagle Streets, will serve a free Saturday lunch.  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Please us Eagle Street Entrance.