Hilltown Churches Food Pantry

The Hilltown Churches Food Pantry is located in the downstairs of the Congregational Church on Main Street in Ashfield. The only requirement for joining the food pantry is proof of residency in one of the towns that we serve and a simple statement of need. There are no income requirements so please come and sign up

The Food Pantry serves the eleven Hilltowns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Monroe, Plainfield, Rowe and Shelburne

Food distributions are every other Tuesday from 3 to 6 PM. We typically serve about 600 people at each distribution. Distribution calendars are available at the Congregational Church or can be mailed directly to you. For weather/closure updates listen to WHAI (FM 98.3) or Channel 22.

Please come in and see us to sign-up for food if you have the need, it is easy and confidential as we are there to help.

The Food Pantry is a joint mission of the following Hilltown churches:

  • First Congregational Church of Ashfield
  • First Congregational Church of Conway
  • First Congregational Church of Shelburne
  • Mary Lyon Church of Buckland
  • Saint John’s Episcopal Church of Ashfield

We rely on donations of money and food for our continued operation. We are able to stretch our money by shopping at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts as they provide most foods free and for a few for 19 cents/lb. Last year we gave out 85,616 pounds of food to those in need. We spend 96-98% of our budget directly on food.

Should you wish to make a donation our mailing address is First Congregational Church Main Street (Route 116), PO Box 161, Ashfield, MA 01330-0161.  

Hilltown Churches Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Pat Thayer by phone at 413-625-0020 or thru email at rncappy@gmail.com