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E3 Students Create Recipe Cards for Food Pantry

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.

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Clarksburg Students Give Back To The Community

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.

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North Adams' E3 Academy Creates Mini-Pantry

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.

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North Adams Food Drive Donates 960 Pounds

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.

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Western Mass Food Bank Sets Eyes On Root Causes of Hunger

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.

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Republic Services Donates $1,000, Food to South Congregational Pantry

Republic Services donated $1,000 and boxes and boxes of food to the South Congregational Food Pantry on Thursday.

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Letter Carrier Food Drive Set for Saturday

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.

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Bond Auto Donates $1,000 to Friendship Center

Bond Auto Parts customers snapped up coupons just before Christmas that would ensure donations to local food banks. And out of the 45 or so stores in the chain, the North Adams location was one of four that exceeded $1,000 in donations. Shawn Collins, store manager of the location on Curran Highway, delivered the $1,000 gift to the Friendship Center Food Pantry on Wednesday.

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Williamstown Religious Education Students Collect Food, Books for Others

The religious education students at the Parish of Sts. Patrick and Raphael used the season of penance and sacrifice as a time to brighten the lives of others. The program's first- through fifth-graders on Monday wrapped up a six-week Lenten service project of collecting food for the Williamstown food pantry and books for children in the juvenile court system.

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Fairview's Monster Dash Helps People's Pantry

The donation was made possible by proceeds of the 2015 Fairview Hospital Monster Dash, the annual 5k walk/run that was held on Oct. 31 in Great Barrington.

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Adams Friends of Animals Food Pantry Receives $1K in Donations

Roy Thompson, founder of the Adams Friends of Animals said Greylock Animal Hospital teamed up with Purina and Stop & Shop and donated toys, towels, food, racks, and even some money for Thompson's scholarship fund for students interested in a career in hel

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