Thanksgiving really isn't that far away.
At the South Congregational Church, volunteers are already gearing up for the Thanksgiving Angels program, which provides turkeys and all of the sides to thousands of local residents in need. On Wednesday, Berkshire Money Management helped kick off the season with a $2,500 donation.
The students came to the church bearing a set of recipe cards, which they produced as part of their quarter-long service-learning project to address issues related to food insecurity. As an added treat, they prepared samples of some of their favorite recipes, like pasta salad and five-layer dip, for the food pantry clients to try out.
The School Committee on Thursday heard reports from pupils on fundraising efforts they are involved in to help the community.
Second-graders at Clarksburg School used a school project to lead an effort to help local food pantries and Grade 8 is planning another fundraiser for Soldier On.
The students at E3 Academy saw a problem with hunger and came up with a solution: a mini-food pantry.
Inspired by the proliferation of Little Lending Libraries in the region, the Give Food Take Food pantry box outside the Vietnam Veterans Post 54 is stocked with canned goods with the idea that people who need it will use it.
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.
The Western Massachusetts Food Bank wants to do more than just provide emergency meals for those in need. They want to dig deeper.
The group's task force to end hunger has the goal of doing exactly what's its title suggests - to end hunger in the region. On Saturday, the task force was in Pittsfield meeting with a various service groups to identify which root causes together the agencies can start tackling.