What We Do

One out of ten people in Berkshire County and all of Western Massachusetts suffers food insecurity, i.e. hungry or at risk of being hungry. Berkshire Bounty collects excess fresh produce, baked goods and meats from supermarkets, farms and owners of fruit bearing trees. We deliver that food to pantries and other distribution organizations in South County and Pittsfield which then make that food available to those in need.

Relying on the generous donations from many people (click on Financial Supporters in the drop-down menu under Partners), Berkshire Bounty also purchases and distributes nutritious food that typically is not included in the excess food we regularly collect from food donors. We currently buy food from Guido's, Wohrle's and High Lawn Farm.

Berkshire Bounty has also recently partnered with other organizations to establish new distribution channels that provide food to those in need. BB worked with People's Pantry to establish a second weekly distribution by People's Pantry in Great Barrington. We also worked with WIC and Guido's to establish a second monthly food distribution day at WIC in Great Barrington.

Berkshire Bounty also has a monthly Food Drive. Our volunteer drivers go to people's homes to collect food donations. These food donations are then distributed to pantries in Great Barrington, Otis and Pittsfield.

Click on the Participate tab to learn about the different ways that you can help.

Berkshire Bounty is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations to Berkshire Bounty are tax deductible.