Barnhardt Manufacturing donates $10K to Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

  • Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. in Colrain announced a $10,000 donation to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts last week for the second year in a row to support “The Brown Bag: Food for Elders Truck” program, which supplies food to the elderly. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Staff Writer
Published: 10/28/2021 2:35:21 PM

HATFIELD — Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. in Colrain announced a $10,000 donation to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts last week for the second year in a row to support a program that supplies food to the elderly.

Each month, “The Brown Bag: Food for Elders Truck” program delivers healthy food to more than 5,800 seniors at 51 councils on aging across Western Massachusetts.

“We are very grateful for Barnhart’s continued commitment to feeding our neighbors in need of food assistance — especially elders as they remain homebound given the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Andrew Morehouse, the food bank’s executive director, said in a statement. “This generous donation will provide the equivalent of 40,000 healthy meals.”

Barnhardt, which employs more than 50 people, is a 120-year-old family-owned business run by the fourth generation of Barnhardts. The company has owned the Colrain facility at 247 Main Road since 2007. It processes raw cotton, purifying it for use as hygienic material in medical and personal products.

“We are proud to continue helping to provide nutritious meals for elders in Western Massachusetts,” said Lewis Barnhardt, president and CEO. “We are committed to supporting our communities.”

Barnhardt has also provided annual support to Colrain Central School, the Colrain Fire Department, Mohawk Trail Regional School, The Literacy Project and United Way.

Reach Domenic Poli at: dpoli@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 262.


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