Letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food items for distribution to local food pantries and meal programs. Non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice are welcome and appreciated.
Those who donate five non-perishable food goods can see a free movie of their choice at the North Adams Movieplex.
The downtown theater will hold its annual "Five For Free" food drive Tuesday night to benefit the Berkshire Dream Center.
This year's city and school food drive raised nearly 960 pounds of food to donate to the Friendship Center.
City workers gathered the donation boxes on Friday morning to deliver to the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative's food pantry on Eagle Street.
Over the past week, Hoosac Valley students have brought in food for the schoolwide Hoosac Cares A Ton food drive to benefit the St. John Paul II Charity Center in Adams.
"It's amazing," Principal Jerimiah Ames said. "The students and their families really stepped up to the opportunity to give something back."
Letter carriers in North Berkshire this Saturday will pick up nonperishable food on their routes to donate to the Friendship Center Food Pantry, among other charities.
North Adams letter carrier and president of the Berkshire County Letter Carriers Union Branch 286 Gary Ghidotti said any resident can donate a bag or box of non-perishable food by leaving it under his or her mailbox.