Member agencies receive Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation grants

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Staff/volunteers from Berkshire Food Project, capacity grant recipient

Several of The Food Bank’s  Berkshire County member agencies received grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation this summer to assist them with capacity building. Grants of up to $10,000 will help these organizations purchase new equipment or update their facilities. One organization, South Congregational Church Food Pantry in Pittsfield, received funding to purchase solar panels to offset utility costs for new equipment.

“We’re grateful to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for this investment in the county’s emergency food network,” says Michelle Geoffroy, Agency Relations Manager. These capacity grants now enable these agencies to distribute even more fresh, healthy food from The Food Bank to our neighbors in Berkshire County!”

Here is a list of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation grant recipients that are member agencies of The Food Bank:


BCAC/VFW American Legion Veterans Food Pantry, Lanesborough: replace chest freezer and refrigerators   with two large, industrial units
Berkshire Dream Center/ Morningside Community Kitchen, Pittsfield: purchase refrigerator and freezer and update electrical wiring
Berkshire Food Project, Inc., North Adams: purchase shelving units for storing and displaying produce and serving community meals
First United Methodist Church/Kitty’s Korner Food Pantry, Pittsfield
Christian Assembly Church/Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Pittsfield: purchase of a new freezer and shelving units with wheels

Louison House, Inc./Flood House Healthy Food Collaborative, North Adams
South Congregational Church Food Pantry, Pittsfield: solar panels to offset high electricity costs from new equipment
The Christian Center of Pittsfield, Inc./Nutrition Center: purchase two new refrigerators and new shelving units
The Salvation Army Pittsfield/Emergency Feeding Program: purchase of a new cooler case, a portable refrigerators and insulated food transport bag