CHP hosts the Western Massachusetts Food Bank, which distributes healthy, nutritious food to all comers, free of charge.
- Great Barrington Distribution @ CHP Main Campus: The first Tuesday of each month from 11:00am – 12:00pm
- Dalton Distribution @ Mill + Main (Dalton CRA): The fourth Wednesday of each month from 11:00am – 12:00pm
RAIN OR SHINE
Sign in starts ½ hour before distribution
One portion of each item will be available per household
Please bring bags or cart to carry your food
No proof of eligibility required
Emergency food may be available by contacting our WIC staff at 413-528-0457.
SNAP Food Assistance
Appointments for the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food assistance program:
1st Wednesdays of the month in Dalton, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
2nd Wednesdays of the month in Great Barrington, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
To schedule your visit, call 413-528-0457. You will be asked to bring along some important verification documents. Want to speed up your application process? Visit the SNAP eligibility website to find out if you qualify.
Depending on availability, free diapers are available to our families.
Emergency Food – Project Milk Fund
Project Milk funds are distributed only when other food program options have been exhausted – when families are clearly in crisis. Call 413-528-0457.
Berkshire Community Action Council has appointments for fuel assistance LIHEAP) at our Family Services Building in Great Barrington and the Mill + Main Dalton CRA building. Appointments are required, and can be made by calling BCAC at 413-418-3691. Fuel Assistance information, guidelines and forms can be found at the BCAC website.
Free clothing (newborn through 6) is available at the CHP Family Services Building Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Donations in excellent condition are gratefully accepted. Please do not leave donations outside the CHP facility after business hours.
CHP hosts two huge consignment sale events annually. Our May event, located in Great Barrington, features Spring/Summer items and our NEW September event, located in Dalton, features Fall/Winter items. Local families will be selling quality maternity and children’s items including seasonal clothing, toys, videos, games, books, baby equipment and lots, lots more! To find out more call 413-528-0457.