The Healthy Pittsfield Partnership is sponsoring a Super-Food Drive July 11, 12 and 13.
One in ten Berkshire County residents struggle with food insecurity and a third of those do not qualify for federal assistance. Recognizing that nourishment is about more than the absence of hunger, but also about the availability of food that is both nutritious and delicious, the goal of the drive is to request wholesome foods (peanut butter, whole grains, brown rice, canned tuna, beans and lentils, canned fruits) to go to Pittsfield food pantries.
As part of the food drive, several locations will be offering food demos using recipes highlighting the requested ingredients.
Mayor Bianchi said, “We are fortunate to have generous people, and organizations, in Pittsfield who already help those in need. This creative food drive brings forward the message of the importance of donating nutritious, quality food to those who face food insecurity.”
There will be collection boxes and volunteers at the following locations:
Friday July 11th 1 – 5 PM, and Sat/Sun July 12 & 13 noon – 4 PM:
Price Chopper on Hubbard Avenue and Pittsfield Road, Stop & Shop on Merrill Road and Dan Fox Drive, Big Y on West Street, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace on Route 7
Saturday July 12th 9-1:00
Pittsfield’s Downtown Farmer’s Market
Please support our efforts to stock local food pantries and nourish Pittsfield residents by stopping into any of the above locations and making a donation. Berkshire Community Action Center will collect and deliver donations to local food pantries. Volunteers are needed to promote the food drive at each location. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Healthy Pittsfield Partnership is coordinated by the Pittsfield Health Department and Board of Health. Partners include local health and human service organization representatives and community health advocates. The partnership is committed to community-based initiatives that will improve the health and quality of life of Pittsfield’s residents and work force. For more information, visit http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/health_and_inspections/healthy_pittsfield/index.php