134 Main Street - PO BOX 651
North Adams, MA 01247

Contribute to the Berkshire Food Project

For over  30 years, the Berkshire Food Project has been serving hot, tasty, and nutritious lunches to those in need, as well as providing take-away food and emergency supplies five days a week, fifty-two weeks a year, volunteers gather in the kitchen of the First Congregational Church located in North Adams to prepare and serve meals to a clientele composed of community members from all walks of life who are experiencing food insecurity and social isolation.

But the BFP is much more than a "Soup kitchen." In a community that has been hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs and declining population, we play a role in rebuilding a vital and resilient North Adams by offering a space where volunteers, donors and local residents can come together over food and gain a deeper understanding of each other.

The Berkshire Food Project is largely sustained thanks to the generosity of local residents who have dug deep to give what they can to keep our doors open, as well as local foundations, religious organizations and businesses. But we now face some substantial costs: replacing aged equipment that has been used to cook close to a million meals over the years, including stoves, sinks, dishwashers and other necessities. 

The Berkshire Food Project is a 501 © (3)


The following options are available if you would like to help:

Make a Donation

Use this option to make a donation of any amount.

Provide a Meal Club

Participation Level
The Berkshire Food Projects “Provide a Meal” club is a way to pay for a hot meal to someone in need. Each meal served at the BFP cost around $4.00. When you join this club, you can set up a monthly gift which will be automatically withdrawn from your account on the day of the month you choose-no more trying to remember to send as gift, it’s all done for you! We can provide you with a receipt for every gift, or one at the end of the year showing all the donations you have made for tax purposes. This is an effortless, automatic way to support those in need of a meal from your local community. 
Thank you for your support!

We accept Food Donations

We accept donations of food items to use in our kitchen. Items can be dropped off Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through our kitchen entrance found at the back of the First Congregational Church on Summer Street. These are items that we frequently need:

  • 64 oz Juice 
  • Ground Coffee
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vegetable, Chicken, or Beef Stock
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Canned Kidney Beans
  • Canned Chickpeas


Feeding almost 100 people a day requires help - fill out our volunteer form to learn more.