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Executive Director Retires

On September 15, 2017 Valerie Schwarz retired after nearly 25 years of leading the Berkshire Food Project.  Val will be spending more time with her family, including her three foster children.  

Here is an article about Val's career at the Berkshire Food Project:  http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/north-adams-food-project-leader-moving-on,518385

Here is an editorial about Val's service to the community during her tenure as Executive Director of the Berkshire Food Project:  http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/our-opinion-a-titan-of-caring-steps-down,518422

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Kim McMann is the new executive director at the Berkshire Food Project.
After nearly 25 years, we say farewell to Valerie Schwarz.
"I wanted to share the wonderful article in the Berkshire Eagle about Mrs. Lawson's field trip to the Berkshire Food Project and all the great work that is being done by the students in the gardens outside of Brayton." -John Franzoni
Stories of Pride
“My proudest moment is after the meal has been served. When you get the opportunity to grab a plate of the meal you just helped prepare, and get the opportunity to go and sit in the dining room, converse with your community, and make new friends...”
“My proudest moment and favorite story is when one of our regular guests came in and asked if there would be enough food to feed an extra busload of people. I said, “We would always have enough.” Thank God we did!
"Recently, a woman called from out of town and said she googled the words “SNAP benefits in North Adams” and the Berkshire Food Project (BFP) was the first name on the list, so.."