Local Resource Guide


The Food Bank of Western MA sponsores a Brown Bag program which delivers shelf stable food, fruits and veggies in season and occasionally beverages for a minimal donation. There is a very light application process as eligibility is age- and income-driven; contact the Brown Bag program at 413.247.9738 or view the website at http://www.foodbankwma.org for further information. The Williamstown Council on Aging at 413.458.8250 distributes Brown Bags in Williamstown.


Harvest Christian Ministries

275 River Street, North Adams


Breakfast M-F, 7:30 – 9:30


Harvest Christian Ministries

275 River Street, North Adams


Sat., 11:30 – 1

Berkshire Food Pantry

First Congregational Church, North Adams (by Post Office)

Hot lunch 11-1 Monday through Friday

St. Patrick’s Food Pantry,

St. Patrick’s Church, Southworth Street, Williamstown

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. or by appointment–call 458-3149 or 652-0248

Harper Center, Church Street, Williamstown, MA

Lunch  M,W, Th, Fri, Sun (not Tuesday or Saturday)

Call 413-458-8250, reserve 24 hours ahead, or stop by the day before


The Salvation Army

393 River Street, North Adams


Sunday, 4 p.m.

Emergency Housing Resources

Louison House Family Life Support Center (emergency shelter for individuals and families)

395 Old Columbia, Adams, MA, 1-413-743-7957

Our Friend’s House (shelter for families)

292 West Street, Pittsfield, MA, 1-413-499-2877

Barton’s Crossing Emergency Shelter

1307 North Street, Pittsfield, 1-413-442-1445

Soldier On (veteran shelter)

360 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, 1-413-236-5644

Work Coordinator, George Silva

Construct Shelter (emergency shelter)

Great Barrington, VT, 413-528-1985

The Homeless Program (Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority)

1-800-248-9002, ext. 211/ Nikki Riello


In addition to Soldier On, above,

Veterans’ Service Office

Roseanne Frieri, 1-413-499-9433


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