The City of North Adams will hold a food drive from Monday, November 5 through Thursday, November 15. 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.

A press release from the Mayor's office said that collection boxes decorated by students from the North Adams Public Schools will be available at City Hall, the North Adams Public Schools central office, The North Adams Public Library, the Mary Spitzer Center and the North Adams Police and Fire Departments.

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.

North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard will deliver the collected items to the food pantry on Friday, November 16 at 10 A.M. At the time of delivery, there will be a weigh-in to determine how much has been collected to benefit those in the community in need of donations.