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Community Thanksgiving Meals Turn to Takeout, Continue Service
Berkshire Food Project's communal meal will be pickup on Monday this year.  ADAMS, Mass. — After spearheading an inaugural community Thanksgiving dinner last fall, there were times this year when Brian and Ann...
North Berkshire Groups Support Operation Warm for Local Kids
Operation Warm coats come in a range of sizes.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A collaboration of local community agencies have ensured that several hundred local children will have warm coats this...
Northern Berkshire United Way Sets Fundraising Goal for 2020-21
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United Way kicked off its annual campaign drive on Wednesday under much changed conditions from last year.    Instead of the traditional breakfast at the Williams Inn, the...
Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires Awards New Grants
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires announced grant awards totaling $38,700 for 12 local organizations.    Recipients needed to demonstrate the ability to maintain their programming...
Giving Garden Uses Grant Funds to Increase Produce Donations
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Giving Garden at Pittsfield Church of Christ is expanding to feed more community members thanks to a nearly $11,000 grant from the state. Garden coordinator Gordon Clark said the two small hoop houses put up...
Berkshire United Way Starts Campaign Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire United Way kicked off its 2020 to 2021 campaign year with virtual fundraising efforts   This year will look different for Berkshire United Way's 140 workplace campaigns, but the goal to...
Western Mass Mobile Food Bank Serves Through Pandemic
Huge boxes of squash arrive at the Visitors Center for distribution. ADAMS, Mass. — Rain or shine, volunteers have continued to distribute food from the mobile food bank throughout the pandemic.    Not...
Voices of Recovery Plans Self-Guided Walk, Virtual Events
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will commence its annual event, Voices for Recovery, beginning this Friday, Sept. 25. This year's theme is "Days of Hope," and the weeklong event coincides with...
Berkshire United Way, Miraval Offer Getaway to Essential Worker
LENOX, Mass. — Berkshire United Way and Miraval Berkshires have teamed up to honor an essential worker or first responder on the front lines of relief efforts in Berkshire County during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Berkshire United...
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Raffling Off Shed
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is raffling off an 8 by 10-foot shed to raise funds toward building its next affordable home.   The shed is now built and can be seen at 762 Main...
Lions Clubs International Donates $10K to BMC's COVID Fund
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lions Club International gave Berkshire Health Systems a boost in its COVID-19 efforts Tuesday with a $10,000 donation.   The presentation was made by Art McConnell, former governor and club member of the...
North Adams Turns Out for Abbreviated Freeman Center Walk
Police Chief Jason Wood gets ready for the walk.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nearly three dozen community members took the street on Monday night to walk a symbolic mile to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center and the...
Williamstown Community Chest Collects for Local Food Pantries
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A global pandemic can stop the Williamstown Community Chest from holding its annual fun run this weekend.   But it cannot stop the venerable non-profit from figuring out new ways to serve the...
HarveStamford Donate To Berkshire Food Project
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On Saturday, Aug. 29, Pat Sullivan, Caroline Burch, and Sara Bonthius delivered more than 300 pounds of fresh produce grown in Stamford, Vt., to the Berkshire Food Project.   Stamford put on its first...
Berkshire HorseWorks Gets Grant to Support COVID-19 Responders
RICHMOND, Mass. — Berkshire HorseWorks Inc. has received $10,000 from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County to support the "Healers and Horses" Program.   The program was created...
Volunteers Rally to Support Berkshire Food Project in Challenging...
The Berkshire Food Project, housed in First Congregational Church, normally feeds nearly 100 people lunch weekdays. The COVID-19 crisis has it preparing meals and food for pickup for twice the numbers three days a...
Roots Rising Presents Bike Ride Challenge
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When their Pittsfield Farmers Market closed due to the pandemic, Roots Rising launched a virtual farmers market to ensure the community's continued access to fresh food.  To help support the market, Roots...
Mass MoCA Approved for Major NEA Grant
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is one of a select number of initiatives the National Endowment for the Arts has approved for a major "Our Town" grant. Selected as one of just 51 grants...
Great Barrington Farmers Market to Reopen With Restrictions
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington Farmers Market will open for its 30th season on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Church Street location in downtown Great Barrington.  Berkshire United Way has awarded...
iBerkshiresTV: Berkshire Food Project's Kim McMann
Host Jeff Snoonian speaks with Kim McMann, executive director of the Berkshire Food Project, on how the project is providing meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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