The Berkshire Mutual aid network - covid19 response fund

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Dear Community,

Why does Berkshire Mutual Aid exist? Many reasons, but this is one of them. There is no online SNAP in the state of Massachusetts, which means no curbside pickup or supermarket delivery for the most vulnerable during the Covid19 pandemic.


(https://tinyurl.com/ycrwqp24)

Even more

- Thousands of dollars in government SNAP funds sit unused while people in the Berkshires go hungry. 


- Disabled and at risk people are being forced to go to the grocery store and be exposed to coronavirus or go without.


- Some medical conditions make it impossible to safely wear a mask to shop. 


- Many people with disabilities have special diets or cannot cook, so the food pantry system isn't enough for them to stay safe and healthy. 


This is a crisis.

Want to help?

 The best way to help immediately - Please donate to the #ShireStrong campaign which is helping our community members with disabilities and other at risk and vulnerable people in the Berkshires: https://givebutter.com/f5HeVk

(Or text "413" to 203-858-1233 to make a contribution using your phone. )


The best way to help for the long haul - You can call your local representatives this week and ask them to prioritize Meals on Wheels under 65 and online SNAP in Massachussetts.


Thank you for being there during hard times.

 Together we are  #ShireStrong .


With Love and Solidarity,

The Admins and Organizers  of  Berkshire Mutual Aid 

Grassroots effort

Currently running

Donations drive - Central County

By appointment or Mon. through Sat. between 12 - 3:30pm.

RLC. @Union Building. 361 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Currently running

Donations drive - Central County

By appointment or Mon. through Sat. between 12 - 3:30pm.

RLC. @Union Building. 361 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Coming soon!

Donations Drive - South County

Eileen’s HeyDay. 319 Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Coming soon!

Donations Drive - South County

To be announced shortly! 

Eileen’s HeyDay. 319 Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Currently Running

Berkshire Mutual Aid Sewing Team

Berkshire Mutual Aid and The BagShare Community.

Currently Running

Berkshire Mutual Aid Sewing Team

The BagShare Community is spearheading a Mask Sewing project  to  support our  front  line  healthcare  workers.  Email us   or  use  the  C...

Berkshire Mutual Aid and The BagShare Community.

Some partners and friends of our emerging coalition:

The Berkshire mutual aid movement is supported by

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