Press Release – For Immediate Release

CONTACT:
Darcie Sosa, Marketing Manager
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
413.528.8414
dsosa@berkshiresouth.org

The Community Gives Thanks at Berkshire South

Great Barrington, MA, Berkshire South Regional Community Center, prepared more than 200 free meals for the public on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at the Center’s 8th Annual Community Thanks Supper. Sponsored in part through Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, Stop & Shop, NBT Bank and Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Chef Tommy Lee prepared all 200 plus Thanksgiving meals and over 70 volunteers served the meals and cleaned up at the Center’s auditorium. Chef Lee has volunteered to prepare the last four annual Thanks Suppers.

As in years past, the Community Supper offers a welcoming environment to share a holiday tradition with others, some of whom might otherwise find themselves alone. Berkshire South’s Executive Director, Jenise Lucey, stated “It is so heart-warming to see the camaraderie of those dining, family style, talking, laughing and being an integral part of a delightful social occasion. There are many reasons people find themselves without a celebration, and the Supper meets a very real need.”

Guest’s comments included, “This meant a lot to me since my family will not be having a turkey dinner (they have to work). So it’s most appreciated…” and “…It means so much to people to go somewhere & be well cared for. I have made a friend & made many acquaintances here”. “When you have no family, Thanksgiving is non-existing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

This annual event is anticipated by the community each November and is available to all without charge.

Berkshire South is grateful to the sponsors, the Chef and the volunteers who gave their time to help with food preparation, set up, serving and clean-up. None of this would be possible without their generosity of spirit and great good will. Thank you to one and all who came together to create this vibrant, inclusive and interactive community event.

For more information, please call (413) 528-2810 or go to www.berkshiresouth.org.