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

Updates, Monday July 20th, 2020.

Is it really July 20th…?

The Williamstown Historical museum has started a new summer series they’re calling “Summer of Women’s Suffrage”. They’re actually in week 2 and this week they’re talking about a famous local-Susan B Anthony.  

The folks at Northern Berkshire Habitat are still accepting applications for the new home they’re finishing on Cole Avenue. The deadline to apply is August 24th. Habitat staff are present in their office Monday through Friday, 9:00-noon. You can call them at 413.664.4440, email to and their website address is for info or to complete an application. 

If you know anyone who’s looking for a home, share this information.

Just a reminder that we’re currently scheduling appointments to pick up Farmer’s Market Coupons. We start Wednesday between 9 and 1:00, you have to schedule a time with us to come and get them-it’s all about Covid and spacing folks, no drop ins will be accommodated. First come, first serve until gone. Call us, 413.458.8250, we’re happy to help.

Speaking of helping, our friends at the Williamstown Food Pantry at Sts Patrick and Raphael parish are looking for a few items, specifically medium and large adult diapers, children’s diapers size 3, 5 and 6, low sodium canned goods and sugar free goods as well. You’re welcome to leave them in the entrance to the parish center where food items are left for donation.

Here’s your food news for the week.

The Sunday “Take and Eat” meals courtesy of three Williamstown churches are back. They’ve contacted all the former participants, a letter has gone out to everybody with the delivery details including delivery protocols under the new abnormal, masks, distancing, etc. They have access to masks so anyone involved with the program is welcome to ask for one if needed. The biggest change is that they will no longer leave a meal if there’s no answer to the knock. They’ll leave a note…”sorry we missed you…”

If you haven’t heard from them and were expecting to, let us know here at 413.458.8250 and we’ll talk with someone for you…

Williamstown Farmers Market – Essentials!, the virtual market is accepting orders at   weekly from 10:00  Tuesday  until 5PM on Wednesday . No more Monday orders. 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.

Berkshire Grown  has a link to  all sorts of different farms and food sources. Here’s that link: Shop Local Now

The North Adams Farmers market is open, here’s the link  with order 

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 at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center on Holden Street is open  Wednesday, 10:00-2:00 and 3:30-5:30. 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; 

 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.

Berkshire Food Project-take-out only on M-W-and F. Enter through the breezeway and exit from the dining room out to Summer Street. Wear a mask to participate and this includes while waiting in line and practice Social Distancing. 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.. Berkshire Food Project: Home

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.

It’s been really quiet for a Monday. Hope it stays that way.

Brian O’Grady