Volunteers Rally to Support Berkshire Food Project
When the Berkshire Food Project recently needed a little help to shore up its volunteer pool, the answer from the community was loud and clear.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been pretty overwhelming for vulnerable populations like those served by the Berkshire Food Project. The non-profit is serving twice as many meals per day than it did before the public health crisis produced an economic crisis.
Instead, the project, which used to seat up to 88 people at a time in its dining room has shifted to an entirely to-go model of prepackaged meals.
Those meals are distributed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the project's headquarters at the First Congregational Church. Recipients get two meals each day, so the project is actually producing one more meal per week per recipient than it did when it served lunch five days a week in its dining room.
Read much more on the food project at iBerkshires.Com now.