With the help of volunteers, Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires has collected and donated

5,636 pounds

of fruit and vegetables during 2017.
Thank you to all!

Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires

…harvesting food for those in need

There is a hidden but significant hunger problem in Berkshire County. One out of four people in Berkshire County and all of Western Massachusetts suffer food insecurity to some extent, either currently hungry or at risk of being hungry! Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires is a community-based project that supplies food to people in need by gathering and distributing ripe, fresh vegetables and fruit from Berkshire farms and local residents' backyards -- food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivering it to food distribution sites such as food pantries.


With our latest gleaning, Backyard Bounty passed the 4,000 pound mark. Thank you to our volunteer fruit pickers, who made that possible! We have a full schedule of gleanings coming up, including trees at the Norman Rockwell Museum grounds. Management of the museum has asked us to pick fruit early, before their visitors arrive, which means 8am. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THESE GLEANINGS, EVEN IF YOU CAN'T ARRIVE BEFORE 9AM -- WE NEED YOUR HELP! Thanks....