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

119,303 pounds

of fruit and vegetables during 2019, and

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

Thank you to all!

Berkshire Bounty

…providing food to those in need

UPDATE: December 2, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, Berkshire Bounty continues to fulfill its mission, and expand its activities. To date, we’ve collected and distributed approximately 120,000 pounds of nutritious food to those in need, and our momentum is increasing.

Our volunteer teams continue to perform superbly. We now have six teams that have each taken full responsibility for their routes. Thanks to everyone who has pitched in to help. During November we started our newest initiative -- a working partnership with Guido's in Great Barrington. Using a portion of funds received as donations, Berkshire Bounty authorized Guido's to purchase produce specifically requested by our distribution organizations. Berkshire Bounty then purchased that produce from Guido's at cost, and delivered the produce to the distribution organizations. The first delivery resulted in a record Berkshire Bounty distribution of more than 2000 pounds of food in a single day. We hope to repeat this process with Guido’s and potentially other supermarkets or food wholesalers in the coming months. We’re pleased to be able to use the generous donations we’ve received, in an efficient manner to help provide nutritious food to those in need.

This program is part of a larger plan to partner with other organizations to further expand food distribution throughout Berkshire County.