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Our local food pantries need your support.

Food Pantries: Download a PDF of county-wide food pantry and meal site resources here. (Updated June 1)

Al Nelson Friendship Center, 45 Eagle Street, North Adams, 413-664-0123
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Friends physically unable to get to the food pantry, call on Wednesdays between 10am-4pm to set-up a delivery which will take place on Thursdays, 10:00am – noon. Assistance to residents of Clarksburg, Florida, and North Adams every other week.
Berkshire Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry, 413-522-3495. 4th Wednesday of the month. North Adams Locations: Mohawk Forest at 5:00pm, Brayton Hill at 5:45pm, Greylock at 6:30pm. No requirements.
Cheshire Food Pantry at the Cheshire Community Center, 119 School Street,
Cheshire 413-743-9719, 1st Saturday of each month 11:00am – noon
Available to all Cheshire residents with proof of residency. Emergency food is also available.
Community Bible Church,160 Bridges Road, Williamstown, 413-458-5556
3rd Wednesday of each month, noon – 2:00pm. Must be a Mass. resident.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank, Adams: Held at the Adams Council on Aging/Adams Visitors’ Center, 3 Hoosac Street, Adams 413-247-9738, ext. 121; 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month; 10:00am – 11:00am. No proof of eligibility required. Must be Berkshire County resident. One distribution per household.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank North Adams: American Legion 124 American Legion Drive, North Adams 413-247-9738, ext. 121; 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month; 10:00am – 11:00am; No proof of eligibility required. One distribution per household.
St. John Paul II Charity Center, Rte. 8 across from Walgreens, Adams, 413-743-0577. Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm. Assistance to residents of Adams, Cheshire, and Savoy.
The Salvation Army Gateway New Life Center, 393 River Street, North Adams. Tuesdays 12Noon – 3:00pm. For Emergency Pantry please call 413-663-7987. Deliveries on Wednesdays, noon–2:00pm. Call 413-663-7987 on Tuesdays 10:00am-noon to schedule a delivery. For North County residents only.
Williamstown Food Pantry at St. Patrick & St. Raphael Parish:53 Southworth Street, Williamstown, 413-458-4946, x11 or 413-458-3149. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 9:00am – Noon. Drive or walk-thru. Assistance to residents of Hancock, New Ashford, Williamstown, and Pownal, VT.

The pantries have shared lists of necessities that are not available through other sources. So far the list includes food items, paper products, personal care items, cleaning products, and baby care items including diapers and baby food. (See the list below for specific items.)

Berkshire County statistics: 15% of the population or 19,300 individuals face food insecurity with poverty as the largest contributing factor. Learn more at Feeding

Personal Care

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine products
  • Shaving cream (men)
  • Disposable razors (men)
  • Bar soap (all kinds)
  • Toilet paper
  • Adult Depends ( size M & L)


  • Towels (all sizes)
  • Wash cloths (new)
  • Dish towels
  • Paper napkins
  • Laundry soap
  • Ziploc bags
  • Potholders
  • Dish detergent


  • Rice
  • Pasta (all kinds)
  • Baked beans
  • Canned peas, corn
  • Kidney beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna, chicken
  • Crackers (all kinds)
  • Coffee
  • Soup
  • Oatmeal
  • Jelly
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Pre-made pudding
  • Cereal bars
  • Hot chocolate
  • Snacks, chips (sm pkgs)
  • Applesauce cups


  • Diapers (open pkgs okay)
  • Pull-Ups (open pkgs okay)
  • Baby food


  • Gift cards (Walmart,Target)
  • Clean, new socks (all sizes)
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