April 18, 2014

Share the Bounty

Helping farmers + helping hungry families = the goal of Share the Bounty.

Every dollar you donate to Share the Bounty works two ways:

  1. It helps purchase fresh food from local farms, which supports local agriculture, preserves open space and strengthens our local economy.
  2. The fresh food goes to a local food pantry or kitchen which distributes the food to some of our hungry neighbors.

Your tax deductible donation buys shares in local CSA farms, helping the farmers; then Berkshire Grown arranges to have that farm-fresh food delivered to a local food pantry, helping some of the many hungry families who live amongst us. It’s easy.

Donate now >>  Share the Bounty

Watch the story of Share the Bounty on Berkshire Food Journal!

Share the Bounty, a project of Berkshire Grown, supports Farm to Pantry Partnerships!

Support Share the Bounty to strengthen these Farm-to-Pantry partnerships:

Caretaker Farm and the Berkshire Food Project in North Adams

Chubby Bunny Farm* and Loaves and Fishes* in Canaan, CT

Cricket Creek Farm and the Berkshire Food Project

Farm Girl Farm and participants in WIC

Farm at Miller’s Crossing and the Valatie Food Pantry

Gould Farm and participants in WIC

Hancock Shaker Village and the Christian Center, Pittsfield

Holiday Brook Farm and the First United Methodist Church Pittsfield

Indian Line Farm and the People’s Pantry in Great Barrington

Many Forks Farm* – subsidized shares, Clarksburg, MA

Ridgway Farm and OWL’s Kitchen in Salisbury, CT

Square Roots Farm and Hoosac Harvest

Three Maples Market Garden and participants in WIC

Wolfe Spring Farm and the Sheffield Food Pantry

Woven Roots Farm and participants in WIC

*New participant 2013



Berkshire Grown’s pioneering project has inspired more than $104,000 in contributions since its founding by Jonathan Hankin in 2002 as a fund at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.  Funds have bought shares in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the greater Berkshire region (Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut) and then donated the fresh food to area food pantries and kitchens and WIC participants.  In 2008, Share the Bounty became a project of Berkshire Grown.

On July 21st, 2012 we celebrated at Stonover Farm, 169 Undermountain, Lenox, MA, hosting Frank Lowenstein, Climate Adaptation Strategy Leader for The Nature Conservancy, who spoke on

“Climate Change and Local Agriculture” 

People met farmers + enjoyed delicious tastes of the local bounty, thanks to farmers from Cricket Creek Farm, Indian Line Farm, Leahey Farm, Three Maples Garden, Woven Roots Farm.