Holiday Food Drive - and a Challenge!
The City of North Adams will hold a food drive from Tuesday, November 12 through Friday, November 22, 2019. The drive will benefit the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative’s Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry, located at 43 Eagle Street in North Adams.
Collection boxes decorated by students from the North Adams Public Schools will be available at City Hall, the North Adams Police and Fire Departments, the North Adams Public Library, the North Adams Public Schools, and the Mary Spitzer Senior Center.
Suggested non-perishable foods for donation include: tuna; peanut butter; brown rice; whole wheat pasta; pasta sauce; low sodium canned vegetables (e.g. potatoes, green beans, carrots); low sodium soups; whole grain cereals (low sugar) and/or oatmeal; canned fruits (no sugar added); and beans (e.g. kidney beans and garbanzo beans). In addition, personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and shampoo also are welcome.
Donations will be delivered to the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry on Monday, November 25.
And here's the challenge: Last year we set a record by collecting over 1,000 pounds of food. That's impressive, but let's try to double it this year, and work together to donate 2,000 pounds (one ton!) of food to support the Friendship Center!
Thank you to everyone in the City and the North Adams Public Schools who helped to organize this food drive. Thank you in advance also to those who support this effort.