Saint James Place is providing the space to the People’s Pantry at no cost. The pantry is staffed by seven teams of volunteers — four church teams, two synagogue teams, and one community team — that take turns working every Thursday.
Contrary to what many district critics have said, Great Barrington alone accounts for 54.21 percent of the district’s budgeted revenue but the town has 72 percent of the in-district enrollment, or 53.51 percent of total enrollment.
“There’s really no difference in the support for public education between people who happen to live in Great Barrington or happen to live Stockbridge or West Stockbridge. If that’s true, that means that everyone in the district should be willing to bear the same level of taxation.”
— Chip Elitzer of Great Barrington, addressing BHRSD School Committee