Local branch #286 of the National Association of Letter Carriers and Postal Workers, in conjunction with Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Youth United and Berkshire Community Action Council, will be running a food drive on Saturday, May 13. Letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food items for distribution to local food pantries and meal programs. Non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice are welcome and appreciated.
Participants should place their food donation in bags or boxes by their mailbox on Saturday, May 13. The letter carriers in Adams, Becket, Dalton, Great Barrington, Hinsdale, Housatonic, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, North Adams, Pittsfield, parts of Richmond, Sheffield, and Williamstown will be collecting the donations and bringing them to their respective loading docks for sorting and packing. At the Pittsfield Post Office, volunteers from Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Community Action Council, and Taconic High School students from the Berkshire Youth United program will help distribute the food to more than 10 local food pantries and meal programs.
The recipient pantries and meal programs are used every day by families and individuals in need. These programs and services provide a “safety net”, which helps residents remain self-sufficient.
For more information please contact Amy Breault at the Pittsfield Post Office 413-442-6961.