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Food Pantries and Meal Sites in Berkshire County

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NOTE: If you feel sick, believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or have been in close contact with people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus DO NOT appear at any emergency food location. Instead, call or e-mail the organizer to ask if delivery options exist to have a meal or groceries brought to you.

Some emergency food resources included on this map MAY HAVE limitations or conditions, such as age-restrictions, residency-requirements, or detailed access instructions. PLEASE read these instructions carefully and access only the resources you need, in the locations closest to you to prevent shortages of urgently needed assistance in any one area.


Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry (food pantry)

45 Eagle St., P.O. Box 626, North Adams, MA
Phone: (413) 664-0123

Open Wednesday from 10a-2p & 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Our food pantry will operate during normal hours on Wednesday, March 18.  However, due to the coronavirus epidemic, OUR OPERATING PROCEDURE WILL CHANGE.

We will distribute one pre-packaged box of food per household at the front door of the food pantry at 45 Eagle Street.  For the time being, we will no longer assemble, register, or have services available at the First Baptist Church.  IN ADDITION, we will no longer be able to give rides home.

Assistance to residents of Clarksburg, Florida, and North Adams every other week


Williamstown Youth Center (food pantry, meals)

66 School Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413.458.5925
413.458.3884 fax

Menus for free lunches being provided by Mount Greylock Regional School District for any Williamstown resident. Available for pickup between 9:30 and 10:30 daily at Williamstown Elementary. Delivery also possible, please note in your lunch request. Watch video describing procedure.

Leave donations in the foyer of Saints Patrick and Raphael Parish Center, 53 Southworth Street, where the outer door is always open. In addition to canned and dry food, personal care items like soap and toilet paper are urgently needed.


Monument Valley Regional Middle School (meals)

313 Monument Valley Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: (413) 644-2300

In response to community need, BHRSD will be preparing and sharing go meals (lunches and next day breakfasts) starting Tuesday March 17 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. This will be pickup/drive thru. Stay in your car.
Meals will be available at the following sites:
Monument Valley Regional Middle School (in the main loop)
GB Fire Station (in the back parking area)
Housie Dome (front entrance)
Stockbridge Town Hall (back entrance)
West Stockbridge Town Hall (front entrance)

Please e-mail [email protected]


Great Barrington Fire Department (meals)

37 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: (413) 528-0788

In response to community need, BHRSD will be preparing and sharing go meals (lunches and next day breakfasts) starting Tuesday March 17 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. This will be pickup/drive thru. Stay in your car.
Meals will be available at the following sites:
Monument Valley Regional Middle School (in the main loop)
GB Fire Station (in the back parking area)
Housie Dome (front entrance)
Stockbridge Town Hall (back entrance)
West Stockbridge Town Hall (front entrance)

Please e-mail [email protected]


Housatonic Community Center (Housie Dome) (meals)

1064 Main Street
Housatonic, MA 01236
(413) 274-3364

In response to community need, BHRSD will be preparing and sharing to go meals (lunches and next day breakfasts) starting Tuesday March 17 from 11:30-12:30.  This will be pick up/drive thru.  Stay in you cars.

Meals will be available at the following sites:
Monument Valley Regional Middle School  (in the main loop)
GB Fire Station (in the back parking area)
Housie Dome (front entrance)
Stockbridge Town Hall (back entrance)
West Stockbridge Town Hall (front entrance)

Please email us at [email protected] to let us know how many you want.


Stockbridge Town Hall, Back Entrance (meals)

Town of Stockbridge
P.O. Box 417
50 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Phone(413) 298-4170


Please email us at [email protected] to let us know how many you want.

West Stockbridge Town Offices (meals)
21 State Line Road
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
Phone: (413) 232-0300

Please email us at [email protected] to let us know how many you want.


Lee Public Schools

Serving grab and go breakfast and lunch daily.  Please call or email ahead to let them know you are ordering for the next day. 

Lee Public Schools students can pick up a free grab-and-go breakfast/lunch on Mondays through Fridays. 

So we can plan ahead, we ask that you call or email the food service department at 413-243-0336 x3333 or [email protected] and leave a message with the student(s) name(s) the day before you plan on picking up meals. The grab-and-go meals can be picked up between 9:30 and 10:30 at the LES Cafeteria entrance (on the right side of the building).

Starting Tuesday March 24, 2020 Meals will be available to any Town resident.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING MEALS 

  1. Before NOON on each Friday, please call the Lee Public Schools Meal Delivery Hotline at (413) 243-0336 EXT 3333 and leave a voicemail with:
    1. YOUR NAME
    2. STREET ADDRESS
    3. TELEPHONE NUMBER
    4. NUMBER OF MEALS (limit one per person, per day) 
    5. AGES OF CHILDREN IN THE HOME

OR

  1. Before NOON on each Friday, please email the Lee Public Schools Meal Delivery Hotline mail [email protected] and provide
    1.  YOUR NAME
    2. STREET ADDRESS
    3. TELEPHONE NUMBER
    4. NUMBER OF MEALS (limit one per person, per day) 

AGES OF CHILDREN IN THE HOME
Please note: Meals will be delivered beginning around 11:30am each day until further notice.


Lenox Community Center — HOME DELIVERY ONLY (meals)
65 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240
Community Center: (413) 637-5530
Game Room: (413) 637-4787

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING A MEAL 

  1. Please call the Lenox Community Center Meal Delivery Hotline at (413) 637-4787. 
  2. Provide your name, street address, telephone number and number of meals (limit one per person, per day) to the call taker or via voicemail. 
  3. Meals will be delivered beginning at 11:30am each day until further notice. 

Thank you for your attention to this timely and helpful resource. Please contact Town Hall at (413) 637-5500 or send us a message https://www.townoflenox.com/home/webforms/contact-us.


51 Park Street — Kids 14 and under (meals)
51 Park Street
Lee, MA
413-243-2153

Due to recent Berkshire County school closures and lack of access to school lunches, we will be offering free cheese pizza to children 14 and under for the immediate future from Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.  This will be offered with no additional purchase required. Calling ahead strongly suggested to prevent unnecessary time spent hanging around (*one per child, per day). Stay healthy.


Naji’s Mediterranean Cuisine (meals)
405 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-5540

Family and friends, in these times where we’re faced with challenges like this one, it is important to come together as a community. We would like to offer food for those in need or those who may not be financially in a position to pay for it at this time. You are welcome to come by to pick up from Naji’s  413-528-5540


Berkshire Dream Center (food pantry)
(held at the Morningside Baptist Church) 475 Tyler Street
Pittsfield
(413) 522-3495

Tuesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note this schedule change, which replaces normal Wednesday distribution and food trucks. Bags will be prepackaged, and families can come grave a bag and not even have to come inside.


Christian Assembly Church (food pantry)
850 Williams Street
Pittsfield, MA
413-442-1495

Wednesdays: 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Form of ID with address and telephone number
Assistance available every week


Christian Center (meals)
193 Robbins Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-2828

Mondays & Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Wednesdays – Fridays:
9:30 a.m. – 11:4 a.m. and
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Proof of income and residency required yearly
Assistance available once a week

Lunch
Mondays – Fridays 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


First Baptist Church (meals)
88 South Street
Pittsfield 413-445-4539

Tuesdays:
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sign in when utilizing services

Dinner
Mondays
5:30 p.m.


First United Methodist Church (meals)
55 Fenn Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-0866

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sign in when utilizing services

Breakfast
Community Breakfasts
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Lunch
2nd, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the month
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dinner
Tuesdays
Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Meals served at 5:00 p.m.


St. Joseph’s Church (food pantry)
(Held at the Parish Center)
414 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-445-5789

Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Sign in when utilizing services


St. Mark’s Church (food pantry)
400 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-7510

Last two Fridays of each month 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sign in when utilizing services


The Salvation Army (food pantry, meals)
298 West Street
Pittsfield, 01201
413-442-0624

Mondays– Fridays
9:00am – 11:30am and
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Rent/lease receipt, proof of income, utility bill
Assistance available every week

Brunch
Mondays – Fridays
Brunch served 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Dinner
Sundays
4:30 p.m.


Soldier On Food Pantry (food pantry)
360 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-236-5644
Saturdays:
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Open to the public
Need verification of address


South Congregational Church (food pantry, meals)
110 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-7357
Wednesdays & Thursdays
7:30am – 11:00am
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Short application to fill out
Assistance available once a week

Breakfast
Wednesdays & Thursdays
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Dinner
Wednesdays
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 5:00 p.m.


South Congregational Church Mobile Food Delivery
110 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-7357

Wednesdays
Wahconah Heights
10:00 a.m.
No requirements

Wahconah Heights


Becket Food Pantry (food pantry)
Held at the Becket Federated Church Parish House
3381 Main Street
Becket, MA 01223
413-841-1701

1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For Becket, Washington, and the surrounding Hilltowns
Emergencies: 413-623-5217


Dalton United Methodist Church (food pantry)
755 Main Street
Dalton, MA 01226
413-684-0521
Tuesdays
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Open to Berkshire County residents


The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Mobile Food Bank
Held at the Dalton Community Recreation Association
400 Main Street
Dalton, MA 01226
413-247-9738, ext. 121

4th Wednesday of each month
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rain or shine
No proof of eligibility required
Bring your own bags


St. Agnes Church (food pantry)
489 Main Street
Dalton, MA 01226
413-684-0125
Thursdays
5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

For Dalton and Hilltown residents only


American Legion/VFW Food Pantry (food pantry)
Located in The Old School House in Berkshire Village
144 Old State Road
Lanesboro, MA 01224
413-442-1025
Fridays
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Open to the public


Berkshire Dream Center (food pantry/truck)
149 Eagle Street (located in food truck in front of 149 Eagle St.)
North Adams, MA 01247
413-522-3495
3rd Wednesday of the month 6:00 p.m.

* If schools are closed due to weather, distribution will be held the following week.


Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry
413-522-3495

Mohawk Forest
2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm*

* If schools are closed due to weather, distribution will be held the following week.

No requirements


Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry
413-522-3495

Greylock Apartments
2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.*

* If schools are closed due to weather, distribution will be held the following week.

No requirements


Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry
413-522-3495

Brayton Hill
2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.*

* If schools are closed due to weather, distribution will be held the following week.

No requirements


The Cheshire Pantry (food pantry)
Located at the Cheshire Community Center
191 School Street
Cheshire, MA 01225
413-743-5028 or
413-329-2212

1st Saturday of the month
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Available to all Cheshire residents with proof of residency
Emergency food is also available


Community Bible Church (food pantry)
160 Bridges Road
Williamstown, 01267
413-458-5556

3rd Wednesday of each month
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

No requirements
Call the church for an application


The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank
Held at the Adams Council on Aging/Adams Visitors Center
3 Hoosac Street
Adams, MA 01220
413-247-9738, ext. 121

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Rain or shine
No proof of eligibility required
Bring your own bags


The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank
Held at the Brien Center
124 American Legion Drive
North Adams, MA 01247
413-247-9738, ext. 121
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Rain or shine
No proof of eligibility required
Bring your own bags


St. John Paul Charity Center (food pantry)
2 Columbia Street
Adams; MA 01220
413-743-0577

Wednesdays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Assistance to residents of Adams, Cheshire, and Savoy every week


The Salvation Army (food pantry)
393 River Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-7987
Tuesdays
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For Emergency Pantry please call 413-663-7987
For North County residents only


The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank
Held at Community Health Programs, Great Barrington Health Center
444 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-247-9738, ext. 121

1st Tuesday of every month
11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rain or shine No proof of eligibility required Bring your own bags


Lee Food Pantry (food pantry)
45 Railroad Street
Lee, MA 01230
413-266-1141

Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Serves people in Becket, Lee, Lenoxdale, Otis, Stockbridge, Tyringham, & West
Stockbridge


Lenox Ecumenical Food Pantry (food pantry)
Located at the United Methodist Church of Lenox
6 Holmes Road
Lenox, MA 01201
413-445-5918 Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Serves Lenox and Lenox Dale residents along with our members of Lenox and
Lenox Dale churches – Assistance available every other week


The Peoples Pantry (food pantry)
Held at 5 St. James Place
(Taconic Avenue)
Opposite CVS
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Beginning February 3rd
Mondays
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

South County residents only
No proof of eligibility required


Sheffield Food Assistance (food pantry)
Held at Old Parish Church
125 Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257
413-229-2624

Mondays
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Must be resident of Southern Berkshire Regional School District


Cathedral of the Beloved (meals)
Held at St. Joseph’s Church Front Lawn
414 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-448-8276

Lunch
Sundays
2:00pm includes worship


St. Stephen’s Church (meals)
67 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-448-8276

Lunch
(Enter on Allen Street)
4th Saturday of the month
12:00 p.m.

Dinner
Thursdays & Fridays
5:15 p.m.


Dalton Senior Center (meals)
40 Field Street Ext.
Dalton, MA 01226
413-684-2000

Dinner
Sundays
12:30pm

Run by the Dalton Council on Aging


Berkshire Food Project (meals)
Held at First Congregational Church of North Adams
134 Main Street
North Adams, MA, 01247
413-664-7378

Two grab-n-go meals available per person
(lunch and breakfast for the next day)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
11:30am – 1:00pm

Community Soup Kitchen (meals)
Held at the First Baptist Church of North Adams
Eagle Street Entrance
131 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-652-7619

Lunch
Saturdays
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


The Guthrie Center (meals)
2 Van Deusenville Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-1955

Lunch
Wednesdays
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.

No requirements


Berkshire South Regional Community Center (meals)
15 Crissey Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-2810, ext. 32

Dinner
Mondays
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

No requirements
Monetary donations and non-perishable food donations are accepted


Breaking Bread Community Supper (meals)
Held at the American Legion Hall
334 Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257-0784
413-229-8614

Dinner
Thursdays
5:30 p.m.
Free to all


Lee Congregational Church Community Suppers (meals)
25 Park Place
Lee, MA 01238
413-243-1033

Dinner
Wednesdays
5:30pm
Free weekly dinners, donations accepted

These suppers will run through the last Wednesday in May (5/30) and will
start up again in September.

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