Something New Student Art in our Window
Thanks to long-time volunteer, weekend cleaner and board member Sharon May, we have something new in our front display window -- art by local students. Specifically, watercolors in the Drury High School Visual Arts Program for grades 7 and 8, taught by Ms. Manville.
Come on down to get a better look!
Fundraising Letters Go Out
Every year we do a fundraising letter campaign. This year the back of our letter looks different, thanks to Bert Lamb, Fran Berasi and Becks Printing. If you want to donate financially and aren't on our mailing list, you can do so at our new website, https://friendshipfoodpantry.org/give-help
Below, the front of our current fundraising letter. Above, the back of the letter.
Annual City-Wide Food Drive
North Adams is holding its annual CITY WIDE FOOD DRIVE. All donations will go to the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry. If you are able, please consider making a donation of non perishable food and/or personal care items to benefit the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry. Dropoff locations include City Hall, the North Adams Public Library, the Mary Spitzer Senior Center, the North Adams Public Schools, the North Adams Fire and Police Departments, and Northern Berkshire EMS.
Please see graphic for the types of items most needed.
Mayor Tom Bernard is seeking to double the amount of food and personal care items donated, to 2,000 lbs. this year. Thanks to the Mayor and All City and School Employees and Departments, Residents and everyone else involved. We live in a generous community!
And finally, here are some of our great volunteers on a Tuesday stocking the food we just brought in on a rental truck from the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, in Hatfield, like we do about 50 of the 52 weeks in a year.
Bob Dubriel, at right; Jocelyn Barrett, at left; Rich Davis in blue hat in back. Also pictured in part Dick Netherwood, Rich Wolfe and Fran Morandi.