The Berkshire Humane Society opened the doors to its food bank last week to help people who are financially struggling to feed their pets. Last Friday, the shelter at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield set up a drive-thru food distribution event available to anyone experiencing financial hardships, no questions asked.
The event was a huge success in the sense that hundreds of animals will now be well-nourished for the next few weeks, but it emptied out their food bank. The response was so large that food ran out before the event was even over and the Humane Society handed out about 200 more vouchers for local pet owners to redeem once the pantry is replenished.
Realizing the great need to refill the food bank ASAP, the Humane Society is asking anyone with the means to donate. While both monetary donations and food are being accepted, because of the effects the coronavirus has had on shipping and product availability, at this time the shelter would benefit most from the donations of the food itself.
Any kind of dry or wet dog and cat food are being excepted.
If you have the means on your next trip to the grocery or pet supply store, consider grabbing an extra bag, or two, and dropping them off at the shelter.
Any questions about donations or the food bank itself can be directed to the shelter at (413) 447-7878.