Press Release Contact:
Jenise Lucey, Executive Director
Berkshire South Regional Community Center

The Spirit of Community shines at Community Center’s Fundraiser

GREAT BARRINGTON  –  Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC)  recently held its annual Taste of Community fundraiser on March 7, 2013. The event was held to raise funds for the Center’s free community suppers.

Taste of Community had the most successful turnout to date. There was a great community connection through vendors and merchants and participants alike. Seventeen different local eateries, wine vendors and breweries including; Alta Wine Bar, Dining with Annie, Bell & Anchor, Berkshire Co-Op Market,  Big Elm Brewing, Castle Street Café, Chez Nous, Cork ‘N Hearth, Domany’s Discount Liquors, Fiori Restaurant, Great Barrington Bagel Company, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe, John Andrews Restaurant, Plaza Package, SoCo Creamery and SoMa Catering provided samples to a record number of over 200 friends, volunteers, board members and patrons of BSRCC. The spirit of the evening was that of generosity in support of the Center’s Community Suppers.

The Community Supper program started in January of 2009 as a monthly spaghetti supper prepared by staff and volunteers that provided a platform for healthy social connections. Since then, the Center has served well over 3,600 meals per year to individuals coming from a diverse economic background. More intriguing is that since the days of staff and volunteers gathering in the kitchen to stir the sauce, dozens of area chefs and restaurants have joined in to volunteer their talents and the program has expanded to serving meals on a weekly basis. These local chefs and restaurants, who provide their invaluable expertise to the Center, allow for the Center to serve a delicious, nutritious and healthy meals to the community.

For more information about the Center’s Community Suppers, please contact John Parker, Director of Adult & Community Programs at 413-528-2810 ext. 31. Community Suppers are held every Monday evening, serving from 5 – 6 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires.