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With the help of volunteers, Berkshire Bounty has collected and donated

385,646 pounds

of nutritious food, including: fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy during 2021, and

272,172 pounds
in 2020
129,685 pounds
in 2019
33,048 pounds
in 2018
8,296 pounds
in 2017

Thank you to all!





During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people suffering from food insecurity has materially increased due to school closings, job layoffs and compensation reductions. Berkshire Bounty is using donations to purchase nutritious food for delivery to those in need. Please donate what you can. THANK YOU, and STAY SAFE!

December 1, 2021

The year-end holiday season is upon us. Berkshire Bounty has had a very successful year. We expect to collect 400,000 pounds of donated and purchased food during 2021, delivered to those in need, representing an increase of 47% over last year! We’re very grateful to all who have been part of this effort ... food suppliers, food distribution organizations, dedicated volunteers and financial supporters.

Berkshire Grown is one of Berkshire Bounty’s working partners. We recently helped Berkshire Grown fund the purchase of a 40-foot refrigerated storage container, being used to store produce purchased by Berkshire Grown from local farms under its recently activated Farm to Food Access program. Berkshire Bounty will transport much of the container’s stored produce to pantries and other distribution organizations. The container will also be available to Berkshire Bounty for additional storage space. Thanks go to Sean Stanton for allowing the container to be located on his North Plain Farm in Great Barrington.

Thanks also to Luke Germain, owner of Tune Street in Great Barrington, for donating one of Tune Street’s recently retired vans to Berkshire Bounty. We appreciate Luke’s generosity and community spirit.

Our December Mobile Food Drive will take place on Tuesday, December 7th. As usual, our volunteers will pick up donated canned and packaged goods at peoples’ homes. To donate food, contact Berkshire Bounty at info@berkshire-bounty.org. During this holiday period, we especially recommend hearty soups, cold cereal, pasta, pasta sauce and holiday cooking/baking supplies such as vegetable oil, sugar, flour, spices, nuts, and dried fruit.

Berkshire Bounty will be providing volunteers for “The Jolly Poker 5K Run,” a walking and running race taking place in Lenox on the morning of Saturday, December 4th. All proceeds will go to Berkshire Bounty. Race participants will pick up poker cards along the race course, and prizes will be given to the top three runners as well as to those runners having the best poker hands. It’s a great way to have fun and stay in shape while helping Berkshire Bounty provide food to those in need. To register, go to https://lenox.org/jolly-poker-run-registration/.

Berkshire Bounty has recently been awarded a grant from Salisbury Bank. Our thanks go to Salisbury Bank.

We hope that the spirit of giving during this holiday period will help our supporters continue to provide the funds necessary to sustain and grow our efforts. Happy Holidays to all!

Berkshire Bounty Contact Information: info@berkshire-bounty.org; 33 Commonwealth Avenue, Great Barrington, MA 01230; Mark Lefenfeld: 413 717-5842, Jay Weintraub: 201 306-1964, Jenny Schwartz: 917 272-7039.