Mobile Food Pantry
We are so excited to tell you that we have completely paid for the Mobile Food Pantry truck with the support of Morningside Up! Morningside Up is a project of Alchemy Initiative and The City of Pittsfield, with funding from The Kresge Foundation, and aims to use food as a creative platform to revitalize our neighborhood!!
WHY A MOBILE FOOD PANTRY?
While serving the community for the past eight years, we became aware of the need for food accessibility here in Berkshire County. The Mobile Food Pantry seeks to help meet that need by providing healthy, well balanced meal selections for local residents to enjoy and provide for their family.
The Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry is the only mobile food pantry in the cities of Pittsfield and North Adams.
The Mobile Food Pantry distributes food to those in need on a weekly basis. We currently have eight sites between the cities of Pittsfield and North Adams that we visit once a month. As food donations and community partnerships continue to grow, we hope to adopt more sites and increase our frequency at our current locations to have a greater impact with addressing food insecurity.
There are no requirements needed to receive food from our Mobile Pantry. Those who come just need to fill out their information and choose from a list of items available that evening.
*During the winter months if the schools are cancelled and roads are in dangerous condition we will coordinate with each location on a rescheduled date for the same month!
CURRENT SITES VISITED
Here are our current sites with days and times:
Morningside School (4th Tuesday of the month @ 5:30pm)
Central Annex on 2nd Street (4th Thursday of the month @ 6:00pm)
Providence Court (1st Saturday of the month @ 1:30pm)
Wilson Park ( 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 4:00pm)
Dowers Square (3rd Tuesday of the month @ 4:00pm)
(*change in schedule to help serve more people)
Mohawk Forest (3rd Wednesday of the month @ 5:00pm)
North Adams Dream Center: (3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:00pm) *A variety of food is offered*
Greylock Apartments (2nd Tuesday of the month @ 4:30pm)
Brayton Hill (2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30pm)
To make food or monetary donations for the Mobile Food Pantry, please stop by either of our locations, 475 Tyler Street in Pittsfield and 149 Eagle Street in North Adams.
Together we can help fill the gap of food accessibility here in Berkshire County. We would love to partner with you to make a difference! If you are interested in getting more involved in this outreach, please fill out the form below and someone will get in contact with you shortly. Thank you for showing your interest in helping others!