475 Tyler Street Pittsfield, MA
Sundays: 11:00am service
Tuesday: 1:00-4:30pm (Office hours, donation drop off, diapers)
Wednesday: 10:00-1:30pm (Food pantry, diapers, clothing, walk in hours)
Friday: 10:00-1:30pm (Office hours, donation drop off, diapers)
If you need help, know that you are not alone. God loves you and cares about your needs. We will do what we can to help you and your family. Below are the resources that are available to you through the Berkshire Dream Center. If you need other help that you don't see listed below, please call us at 413-522-3495 and one of our staff would love to talk with you.
Programs we offer:
Food, Clothing, Adopt A Block ( home visits & street clean up), BDC TV: our Pittsfield Community TV show (PCTV aired every Sunday), Connection to Assistance Programs, Community Gardens, Job Assistance, Project Connection, Mobile Food Pantry, Holiday Blessings (Thanksgiving & Christmas), Disaster Relief, Church, Adult Education Program, Small Groups, Spiritual Counseling, Annual Community Events (Back to school bash, block party, Christmas programs), Short Term Mission Trips, Laundry Ministry, Coffee and Prayer.
Food Pantry- Walk-in food assistance to families who come. In both cities are food pantries are open weekly to help! Panera bread is also given with our general food bags.
Mobile Food Pantry- Our Mobile Food Pantry is the only one in Berkshire County and brings groceries to 9 different locations on a monthly basis!
CURRENT SITES VISITED
Here are our current sites with days and times:
Central Annex on 2nd Street (1st Tuesday of the month @ 6:00pm)
Providence Court (1st Tuesday of the month @ 6:30pm)
Berkshire Peak - ( 3rd Tuesday @ 4:00pm)
Dowers Square (3rd Tuesday of the month @ 5:00pm)
Morningside School (4th Tuesday of the month @ 5:15pm)
Wilson Park ( 4th Tuesday of the month @ 4:30pm)
Greylock Apartments (2nd Tuesday of the month @ 4:30pm)
Brayton Hill (2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30pm)
Mohawk Forest: 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 5:00pm
Parking Lot across from Living Hope Community Church: 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm
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!
Pop-up Boutique - Events are once a Month! Clothing available to men, women, and children free of cost. Items in our clothing room include shoes, hats, gloves, coats, blankets, work clothes, socks, and general apparel. New and gently used clothing is available along with occasional brand new clothing from retailers who donate to us.
Adopt A Block- If you would like us to visit your neighborhood and help clean up your street, please just email us for further information!
Project Connection- Project Connection seeks to connect families, community and needs by working with various agencies to support those in need of basic necessities to be reunited with their families. No family should be separated due to lack of resources, we are striving to change that!
Diapers- We are partnered with Berkshire Community Diaper Project to provide diapers to anyone who walks through our doors and is in need of a blessing for their little one!
Adult Education Program- Adults who need help learning to read, write or work on other skills are welcome to come in weekly for this program. Computers are available on site for training, as part of this program.
Kidz Dream Zone- Every Sunday our church service meets at 10:30am. A full children's church program is available for ages 3-10 years old. Free coffee is always served between 10:15-10:30am. We would love to have you join us! Come as you are. Jesus accepts you just the way that you are, and so do we.
Bible Studies, Grief Group, Small Groups (men's & women's)-Small groups are a great way to connect and get to know other believers while cultivating a strong relationship with God. We encourage everyone to get plugged in and start growing in your faith today! For more information please click HERE.
Job Search Assistance - We will gladly assist you in finding out which local businesses are currently hiring. Also, help you write a resume. This is by appointment only, so please contact our office.