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Pittsfield Co-op President and CEO Jay Anderson with People's Pantry President Beth Moser, left, at the check presentation to the pantry.

Pittsfield Co-op Donates $1,000 to People's Pantry

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Cooperative Bank recently made a $1,000 donation to The People's Pantry in Great Barrington. 
The pantry, located at Saint James Place, is a local nonprofit offering locally sourced food and other resources to clients experiencing food insecurity.
"The People's Pantry serves a critical need for Great Barrington and the southern Berkshires," said J. Jay Anderson, president and CEO of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. "They are an admirable organization dedicated to helping the people in our community who need it most." 
Since 1999, The People's Pantry has been a local staple for those experiencing food insecurity in the Berkshires. While mainly serving the Southern Berkshire community, all individuals in need of food support are encouraged to visit, with no required proof of income or status to receive services. It is run primarily by volunteers and supported with food collection and financial donations from local organizations and individuals, and is a member of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
"We are extremely grateful and appreciative of the donation from the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank", said Beth Moser, president of The People's Pantry. "We rely on our donors' generous support to help reduce food supply costs, so that we can keep serving our community."
To make a donation, or volunteer, visit The People's Pantry to learn more about how you can get involved.

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Pittsfield to Host Public Meeting on the Saw Mill Conservation Property

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield's Parks and Open Space Program will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:00 p.m. 
This meeting will take place at City Hall in the Council Chambers located at 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield.
At this meeting, participants will hear about how the three parcels that make up this 52-acre holding will be managed including planned improvements and general upkeep followed by a question and answer period.
The public is welcome and residents in the Gamwell and Velma Avenue neighborhood are especially encouraged to attend.
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