News Brief: Berkshire Waldorf School, CHP partner for food drive

Those dropping off in person will enjoy some seasonal cheer, as the school’s May pole will be wrapped with spring colors and school musicians will provide live music during the entire food drive.

Berkshire Waldorf School, Community Health Programs partner for food drive

Great Barrington — In response to local need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Berkshire Waldorf School will host a one-day food drive in partnership with Community Health Programs.

School volunteers will accept food and nonperishable donations Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community members are invited to drive through the drop-off lane and leave contributions at the school bus. Food items such as fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables; fresh and canned meats; eggs; family sizes of cheese and yogurt; dried and canned beans and grains; canned soup; nuts; seed; and nut butters are welcome, as are diapers and wipes.

Those dropping off in person will enjoy some seasonal cheer, as the school’s May pole will be wrapped with spring colors and school musicians will provide live music during the entire food drive. Neighbors who can’t attend in person are invited to share the music on Berkshire Waldorf School’s Facebook page.

CHP and volunteers will distribute food to community members Monday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the school bus on the Berkshire Waldorf School campus. Anyone in need of food is welcome. To help support a friend or neighbor during these challenging times, CHP Family Services is ready to help regardless of income, status or ability to pay, and can be reached at (413) 528-0457. To request a pick-up of a donation or a drop-off of food, contact Berkshire Waldorf School director Lynn Arches at schooldirector@berkshirewaldorfschool.org.