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Free food pantries and groceries in Berkshire County Massachusetts.

Find the locations of free food pantries and distribution centers that are near you in Berkshire County Massachusetts. Low-income families or people with no money will get free groceries, person toiletries and food from the non-profit pantries, churches, or charity type organizations. Get free emergency groceries, Meals on Wheels delivery, and hygiene supplies. Find free food pantries near you in Berkshire County MA..

Food pantries in Berkshire can not only provide free or low cost emergency food today as well as, meals, groceries, and government surplus commodities, but many locations also have on site social workers or volunteers who can direct individuals to other assistance programs. For example, they can guide someone to other resources such as government food stamps, WIC, or holiday meals including at Thanksgiving or Christmas

Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more Berkshire County food programs. Some pantries also run thrift stores, have free drive thru food pantries or soup kitchens that may provide gifts for children, diapers or baby formula, or restaurant style meals to people on EBT. Learn more on fast food chains that accept EBT.

Locate free boxes of food or meals in Pittsfield and Berkshire County

Berkshire Community Action Council
A non-profit agency that tries to help people get out of poverty. So case management, social services, and some assistance programs for providing food, education, and financial help for groceries may be offered, such as vouchers. Or apply for SNAP food stamps, commodities for senior citizens in Berkshire County and other hunger prevention services. The main locations are below, including emergency drive thru food banks.

  • 1531 East Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01201, dial (413) 445-4503

Northern Berkshire Community Action: Emergency Food Pantry main address is 85 Main Street Suite 410, North Adams, MA, 01247. Phone number (413) 663-3014. Provides free food and a host of social service agencies. Apply for LIHEAP, weatherization, SNAP food stamps, and summer meals for school age children. One of the leading non-profit organizations in western Massachusetts.

Christian Assembly Church
Location is 850 William Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. Dial the church at (413) 442-1495
They are part of the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, which offers free meals and other perishable food items to the needy.

 

 

 

Becket Federated Church
Location is 3381 Main St, Becket, MA 01223. Call (413) 623-5217

Dalton United Methodist Church
Location is 755 Main St, Dalton, MA 01226. Main phone - (413) 684-0521
Programs include USDA Commodity Foods such as cheese, milk, or other dairy items. There are free snacks for kids during the summer or shelf-stable food.

Soldier On
They help veterans only from a food bank at 360 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Call (413) 236-5644
Veterans, and their families, can use the free emergency food pantry and soup kitchen. Also get help applying for benefits, such as SNAP food stamps, free school lunches for kids of veterans in Berkshire County and VA programs.

Salvation Army - Berkshire County
There are two centers in the region. Programs and social services range from funds for bills, free food, groceries and vouchers for medications, and more. All services are limited in nature and depend on funding. They also may have free food, new or gently used clothing, and holiday assistance programs. They are one of the leading non-profit charity organizations to call in Berkshire County MA for assistance. The Angel Tree program is also run from here. More on Salvation Army Berkshire County assistance programs.

  • Address: 298 West Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201 call (413) 442-0624
  • Address: 393 River Street, North Adams, MA, 01247, Phone number is (413) 663-7987

 

 

 

 

Christian Center of Pittsfield
193 Robbins Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01201. Phone: (413) 443-2828
A free food pantry for low-income families, single mothers and seniors in Berkshire County. Get rice, cereal, bread, fresh fruit or vegetables and more. There are also free holiday food baskets including Thanksgiving turkey dinners and Christmas meals.

Community Bible Church
160 Bridges Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267. Call (413) 458-5556

First Baptist Church of Pittsfield
88 South Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. Phone:(413) 445-4539

Friendship Center Pantry
43 Eagle Street, North Adams, MA, 01247. Call (413) 664-0123
People and low-income families that need help can use the emergency food pantry. There are free groceries, hygiene supplies like soap or toilet paper, feminine products and more. Various free food items, or meals, will be offered - call on the food bank for hours.

Hinsdale Congregational Church
Location of pantry is 129 Maple Street, Hinsdale, MA, 01235 . Phone number - (413) 655-2670

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Address 1000 Avila Ct, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Call (412) 367-9001

Pope John Paul Charity Center
21 Adams Street, Adams, MA, 01220. Phone:(413) 743-0577
Families in an emergency and that live in Berkshire can call for free food. The boxes may also have baby formula, dairy goods, or fresh fruits.

Saint Joseph Catholic Church (Pittsfield)
Main address: 414 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01201. Phone number – (413) 445-5789
Meals and food for the low income, working poor, seniors and homeless may be offered.

Saint Mark's Food Pantry
Address: 400 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Phone:(413) 447-7510

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
414 North Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. Call (413) 445-5789
May have meals for the homeless and low income, clothing, and information on shelters and other resources.

 

 

 

 

St. Patrick's Church
Church address 54 Southworth Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267. Call (413) 458-4946 for hours and information.
Free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals may also be served. School supplies and small holiday toys are offered too.

Union United Methodist Church Pantry
6 Holmes Road, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240. Phone number – (413) 445-5918
A food bank if offered for local residents. Stop by for meals, perishable items, and other aid. Hours and services are limited.

Massachusetts Veteran's, Inc.
Main location is 30 River Street, North Adams, Massachusetts, 01247
Phone: (413) 663-9994
Food is combined with advice. Clients can learn about benefits, job placement, and more.

Easthampton Community Center
12 Clark Street
Easthampton, MA, 01027
(413) 527-5240
They run the ECC Gluten Free Pantry and offer allergy free food as well in Berkshire County.

Additional free food and meal programs in Berkshire County

There are many other places for free food boxes in the Pittsfield MA area and county. For more information, call 413.247.9738 or the Feeding America resources in western MA. Learn about additional local pantries near you, USDA Commodities, the Summer Food Service Program, and other support for struggling families.

 

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