The Island Book

Martha’s Vineyard telephone directory and almanac published by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

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Verizon / Special Protections and Third-Party Notification Programs

Seniors or those with disabilities may enroll in Verizon’s Special Protections program. When this special status is recorded in account records, Verizon will: make every effort to avoid blocking or turning off phone service for late payments enable eligibility for priority repair service The Special Protection program application forms also offers enrollment in the Third-Party Notification program…

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Healthy Incentives Program

What is the Healthy Incentives Program?  The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) provides you with an additional monthly SNAP benefit when you buy farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market, participating farm stands, or the Island Grown Initiative Mobile Market. Spend your SNAP dollars at participating HIP retailers and have the amount of your…

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Island Clergy Seasonal Community Suppers

A Vineyard tradition during the darkest and coldest months of the year, January through March, churches from around the Island take turns providing community suppers at which all are always welcome, and the food is free. FULL WEEKLY SCHEDULE (JANUARY through MARCH only): Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm St. Andrews Church 51 Winter St., Edgartown…

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BenefitsCheckUp

BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions, health care, food, utilities, and more. You can also get help with tax relief, transportation, legal issues, or finding work. BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a…

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Feeding MV Map

The Feeding Martha’s Vineyard Food Map is a location and information guide to connect Islanders in need of local free and low-cost food; it has been a collaboration among The Martha’s Vineyard Times and the 40-plus organizations participating in the Vineyard Food Equity Network. The resources include providers of emergency food, food pantries, meal programs, nutrition education,…

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Summer Food Service Program

Healthy, delicious lunches for the community, free to all ages. When and where will the program take place?Lunches will be served at the Oak Bluffs Library, the West Tisbury Library, and the Family Center between July 9th and August 17th. Lunches will also be served the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club and the Martha’s Vineyard…

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Martha’s Vineyard Farm Map

Eat Farm Fresh, and find it on your phone. The interactive Martha’s Vineyard Farm Map is a guide to buying fresh food from local Island farms and seafood markets. To download the printed map, click here. The map has been a collaboration from among Slow Food MV, Farm.Field.Sea, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Dukes County, Island Grown Initiative,…

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Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) administers SNAP benefits. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. To receive SNAP, you must be low income and be a US citizen or legal noncitizen (restrictions apply). Eligibility for SNAP…

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Hospitality Homes

Hospitality Homes is a nonprofit organization that provides short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of patients receiving medical care in the Boston area. Our services are free of charge and are made possible by the generosity of our volunteer hosts and supporters. Founded in 1983, Hospitality Homes was the first program…

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Universal Service Administrative Company / Lifeline Support

The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households. The Lifeline discount can lower or eliminate the cost of your monthly phone bills. Only one discount is available per household, either landline or wireless, but not both. Contact Information Phone: 888-641-8722 Email:…

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