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With the help of volunteers, Berkshire Bounty has collected and donated

217,033 pounds

of nutritious food, including: fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy during 2022, and

410,902 pounds
in 2021
272,172 pounds
in 2020
129,685 pounds
in 2019
33,048 pounds
in 2018
8,296 pounds
in 2017

Thank you to all!





During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people suffering from food insecurity has materially increased due to school closings, job layoffs and compensation reductions. Berkshire Bounty is using donations to purchase nutritious food for delivery to those in need. Please donate what you can. THANK YOU, and STAY SAFE!

MESSAGE FROM MORGAN OVITSKY

Hello Berkshire Bounty Supporters!

I am thrilled to introduce myself to you. My name is Morgan Ovitsky and I am the new (first ever) Executive Director of Berkshire Bounty. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you all.

I believe that access to nutritious food is a human right. My previous role was as a Project Coordinator for Be Well Berkshires, a Mass in Motion funded initiative that supports equitable access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. As the Project Coordinator, I facilitated the Berkshire County Food Access Collaborative, a multi-sector collaborative platform to examine the regionally specific assets and challenges as it relates to local food access. I am stepping into leadership of Berkshire Bounty with a deep knowledge of the food and nutrition-related challenges facing families in the Berkshires, and a strong understanding of the role that the emergency food network plays in crossing those barriers. 

I am inspired by the work accomplished by Berkshire Bounty in addressing food insecurity while supporting the local food economy and I am looking forward to leading the organization in continued growth of these efforts.

As I transition into this role, I wanted to share with you some Berkshire Bounty highlights.

Year to date, Berkshire Bounty has collected 146,726 lbs of food, the equivalent of approximately 122,000 meals for Berkshire County residents.

In just the month of May, Berkshire Bounty collected 31,000 lbs of food. The total amount of food collected by Berkshire Bounty over the past 6 years has recently passed 1 million lbs -- the equivalent of over 843,000 meals! 

The numbers above would not be possible without your generous support. Donations can be made using the green "Donate" button to the right.

Volunteers are always needed. If you are interested in volunteering please contact our operations manager Jenny Schwartz, at backbo2016@gmail.com. 

Be well, 

Morgan

morgan@berkshirebounty.org

 

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