Updates, Monday June 1st, 2020
I love June, it’s such a great month!
Ok, here are the weekly food updates;
The Foodbank Mobile Pantry will be at.the American Legion parking lot in North Adams on Friday, June 5th, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. The Legion is down the street from the Holiday Inn on American Legion Drive. Or, if you prefer, just down the street from the Fire Department, opposite side of the street. They’re a program of the FoodBank of Western Mass.
Williamstown Farmers Market – Essentials!, the virtual market is accepting orders at www.WFMEssentials.org weekly on Monday and until 7PM on Wednesday . Pick up is from 11am until 1pm on Saturday. Orders are pre-bagged, pre-sorted, find them in the parking lot behind the Williamstown Elementary School, in front of the Youth Center entry. Very user friendly. Drawback? There’s no shopping or purchasing on site – yet. The market is pre-order and pickup only. They’re also able to provide home delivery within a 7-mile radius of market orders to those unable to access the pickup location on Saturday, but please, don’t use the delivery option unless you are unable to get to the market! I have been ordering weekly. They have plants too, I have several sets of zucchini, tomatoes and peppers I purchased from them and have now planted.
Berkshire Grown has a link to connect with all sorts of different farms and food sources, including some people whom you’ll remember from the holiday markets. Check it out! 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 their temporary location in the Parish Center on Holden Street (it’s across from the Big Y) Wednesday, 10:00-2:00 and 3:30-5:30. Plenty of parking. They are also looking for volunteers to help out and you can reach them at:
email@example.com or through their website; www.friendshipfoodpantry.org if you’re interested in helping
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. Use Mission Park Drive to circle around the church, stay in your car, someone will help. Walkers to the front of the line, they’ll try to help you first. Note the change in time to an earlier opening.
Starting today, Monday, June 1, 2020, Berkshire Food Project will be moving the meal distribution inside and out from under that tent….The meals are still take-out only Participants should enter through the breezeway and then will exit from the dining room out to Summer Street. Participants must wear a mask to participate and this includes while waiting in line. Oh, that line? Please practice Social Distancing while waiting. BFP will provide a mask if you don’t have one. The number of folks allowed in the building at the same time are limited for safety purposes, they’ll keep track at the door. We’re used to this now, right? BFP staff will open the doors for you, you’ll only be touching your food. No surfaces to worry about. There are also no restroom facilities available for use either. Sorry about that.
The Grab and Go service courtesy of our Regional School District is back on their M-W-F schedule. Last week it was different because of the holiday last Monday. Memorial day. In May. Seems like a long time ago now, doesn’t it?