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

49,738 pounds

of fruit and vegetables during 2019, and

33,048 pounds
in 2018
8,296 pounds
in 2017

Thank you to all!


…providing food to those in need

UPDATE: June 30, 2019

The merger of Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires with Berkshires Bounty has proven to be a great success, as we continue to grow and integrate the two volunteer groups. Our yearly total of food delivered puts us on a path to collect and distribute over 100,000 pounds of food during 2019. Thanks go to our new “regulars,” Peter Gale and Matt Chester, who have extended our week to six full days of pickups or deliveries. And we know of other opportunities to increase our scope of operations. We only await the recruitment of even more able-bodied volunteers who can lift boxes of food weighing up to 40 pounds.

On a very sad note, we join the Berkshires community in mourning the passing of Mel Greenberg, the founder and prime mover of one of our predecessor operations, Berkshires Bounty. Mel worked tirelessly over the last 20 years to help feed those in need in the Berkshires, among other philanthropic and humanitarian causes he supported. He leaves a big hole in our community, and will be greatly missed.