Williamstown Food Pantry to Distribute Wednesday Morning

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Food Pantry will hold its next pickup for those in need on Wednesday from 9:30 to noon at its 53 Southworth St. location.
 
Director Carol DeMayo Monday confirmed that pantry has benefited from an increase in donations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
"People really want to do something," she said. "The generosity of the community has been incredible."
 
The pantry, which serves its host community as well as Hancock and Pownal, Vt., accepts donations non-perishable foods and personal care items 24 hours per day in the vesitbule of the Sts. Patrick and Raphael Parish Center, where the pantry is housed.
 
It also benefited from from a fund-raising drive at the Williamstown Youth Center over the weekend, and Main Street garage Purple Valley Automotive is accepting donations for delivery to the pantry.
 
During Wednesday morning's distribution, the food pantry has asked that people refrain from donating. Recipients are asked to enter the church grounds from the Mission Park Drive entrance north of the church and exit onto Southworth Street.
 
The Williamstown Food Pantry is one of several agencies throughout Berkshire County working to serve those in need.

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