FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Diane Stevens
Phone: 413-662-3000 x 3216
CITY OF NORTH ADAMS CONDUCTS ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE TO RE-STOCK THE SHELVES AT THE AL NELSON FRIENDSHIP CENTER FOOD PANTRY
NORTH ADAMS, MA (November 18, 2022) – The City of North Adams is holding their annual food drive from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, 2022. This year’s drive will seek to re-stock the shelves of the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative’s Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry, located at 43 Eagle Street in North Adams.
Donations may be dropped off at collection boxes at City Hall, the North Adams Public Schools, the North Adams Public Library, the Mary Spitzer Center and the North Adams Police and Fire Departments.
The Food Pantry has encouraged donations such as: 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 were also included.
North Adams Mayor Jennifer A. Macksey, with the assistance of School Superintendent Barbara Malkas, will deliver the collected items to the food pantry on Monday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m., with an “inclement weather” date of Tuesday, December 20, at 10:00 a.m. The delivery will include a weigh-in to determine how much has been collected to benefit those in the community in need of donations.