Council on Aging Daily Update - Williamstown, MA
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Council on Aging Daily Update

Updates, Monday June 22nd, 2020

Happy Summer!

The worst thing about summer is that the days get shorter going forward. Right?  Otherwise, it’s all good!

Here’s the food news for the week.

The Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the FoodBank of Western Ma will be in Adams in the Visitor Center parking lot on Tuesday, tomorrow, June 23rd from 10-11:00. Stay in your car, they’ll come to you.

Williamstown Farmers Market – Essentials!, the virtual market is accepting orders at www.WFMEssentials.org  weekly from 10:00  Monday  until 7PM on Wednesday . Pick up is from 11am until 1pm  on Saturday. Orders are pre-bagged, pre-sorted, you’ll find them in the parking lot behind the Williamstown Elementary School, in front of the Youth Center entry. The market is pre-order and pickup, no on site shopping yet but they’re able to provide home delivery within a 7-mile radius of market orders – please, don’t use the delivery option unless you are unable to get to the market!  

Berkshire Grown  has a link to  all sorts of different farms and food sources. Here’s that link: https://berkshiregrown.org/shop-local-now/

The North Adams Farmers market is open, here’s the link  with order information:-www.Facebook.com/NorthAdamsFarmersMarket/ 

The Salvation Army Food Pantry on  River Street in North Adams is in operation Tuesday-12:00-3:00. Please use the front door

The Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry is still in the St. Elizabeth Parish Center on Holden Street and open  Wednesday, 10:00-2:00 and 3:30-5:30. Plenty of parking. Their phone message says that they’ll deliver if you don’t have access to transportation, call them between 9:30 and 1:30 on Wednesdays for delivery. Here’s the contact information; 413.664.0123 or via email at;

northernberkshireinterfaith@gmail.com  

 The Community Bible Church Food Pantry, 160 Bridges Road, Williamstown, has food and are happy to share. Call Phyllis Babcock (413) 663-6094 and she will meet you at church at your convenience.

The Williamstown Food Pantry at St Patrick/St Raphael Church, 9:00-12:00 Wednesday. Southworth St. Same procedure, circle the church,, stay in your car, someone will help. Walkers to the front of the line, you go first. 

Berkshire Food Project  meals are still take-out only on M-W-and F. Enter through the breezeway and exit from the dining room out to Summer Street. Must wear a mask to participate and this includes while waiting in line. Practice Social Distancing while waiting. BFP will provide a mask if you don’t have one. The number of folks allowed inside is currently limited, there will be a count. BFP staff will open the doors for you, you’ll only be touching your food. There are also no restroom facilities available for use at this time.. https://www.berkshirefoodproject.org/

The Brown Bag monthly delivery will be this week, Friday, June 26th. They’ll be arriving at Harper sometime after one and then we’ll be distributing them to you so watch for us! If you’re not yet a Brown Bag participant and are interested call us here at Harper, 458.8250, for information. There is a brief application process and there are eligibility questions.

Check out Jane’s Exercise Class # 11 now on Willinet. Hope you’ve all been following along, eventually there will be a quiz!

By the way, since it’s actually summer, please wear your sunscreen and tick spray!

Brian O’Grady