The Hilltown Churches Food Pantry is located in Friendship Hall (the downstairs of our church.) It serves the 11 hill towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Monroe, Plainfield, Rowe and Shelburne. The only requirement for joining the food pantry is proof of residency in one of these 11 towns and a simple statement of need. There are no income requirements, if you need food please come and sign up.
We have our food distributions every other Tuesday from 3-6 pm. We typically serve about 600 people at each distribution. We have distribution calendars available here.
We rely on donations of money and food for our continued operation. We are able to stretch our money by shopping at the Food Bank of Western Mass. as they provide most foods free and a few for 19 cents/lb. Last year we gave out 85,616 pounds of food to those in need. We spend 96-98% of our budget directly on food.