On Saturday, May 14, residents of Central Berkshire County donated 13,000 pounds of non-perishable food via the countywide Letter Carriers Food Drive. Local branch #286 of the National Association of Letter Carriers and Postal Workers, Berkshire Youth United, Berkshire Community Action Council, and Berkshire United Way coordinated the effort. Those local organizations, along with Berkshire Youth United, also provided volunteer support for the initiative.
Participants placed their food donations in bags or boxes by their mailbox and letter carriers picked them up on their daily route. Donations were then brought to the Pittsfield Post Office where 25 volunteers helped weigh and distribute the food to 15 food pantries and meal programs within Central Berkshire County, helping to provide food for over 1,800 individuals and families.