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Donations may be dropped off at collection boxes at City Hall, the North Adams Public Schools, the North Adams Public Library, the Mary Spitzer Center and the North Adams Police and Fire Departments.

North Adams Annual Food Drive

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City of North Adams is holding their annual food drive from Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. 
 
This year's drive will seek to re-stock the shelves of the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative's Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry, located at 43 Eagle Street in North Adams.
 
Donations may be dropped off at collection boxes at City Hall, the North Adams Public Schools, the North Adams Public Library, the Mary Spitzer Center and the North Adams Police and Fire Departments.
 
The Food Pantry has encouraged donations such as: tuna; peanut butter; brown rice; whole wheat pasta; pasta sauce; low sodium canned vegetables (e.g. potatoes, green beans, carrots); low sodium soups; whole grain cereals (low sugar) and/or oatmeal; canned fruits (no sugar added); and beans (e.g. kidney beans and garbanzo beans). In addition, personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and shampoo were also included.
 
North Adams Mayor Jennifer A. Macksey, with the assistance of School Superintendent Barbara Malkas will deliver the collected items to the food pantry on Monday, Dec. 19, at 10:00 a.m., with an "inclement weather" date of Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 10:00 a.m. 
 
The delivery will include a weigh- in to determine how much has been collected to benefit those in the community in need of donations.

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — This month the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) invites the public to participate in a morning focused on self-care. 
 
Attendees will learn about various tips and practices they can incorporate into their lives to ensure they are taking better care of themselves.
 
This month's forum will offer demonstrations, samples, take-home items, and information for better physical, nutritional, emotional and mental health. No registration required and masks are optional. 
 
The forum will be on Friday, Dec. 9, at 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the First Congregational Church, located at 906 Main Street in Williamstown. 
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