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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The Salvation Army Martha’s Vineyard Service Unit

The Salvation Army provides financial and counseling assistance to those in temporary need due to an unusual circumstance in their life. This aid may include vouchers for rent, fuel, and groceries. The Salvation Army may also be able to provide referrals to other agencies to supplement this aid. Contact Information Contact: Richard ReinhardsenPhone: 774-563-9436 Email:…

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Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc.

The mission of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc. is to provide urgent financial assistance for basic human needs to individuals and families residing on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket who are experiencing temporary financial hardships. Contact Information Contact: Betsey SetharesPhone: 508-778-5661 Email: info@needyfund.orgWebsite: http://www.needyfund.org

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South Shore Community Action Council

The Fuel Assistance Program assists low income individuals and families with the cost of heating their homes during the winter season. Income guidelines are found on WWW.SSCAC.ORG Levels of assistance vary by income; household size and source of heat. Payments are made to energy dealers or utilities. A list of Martha’s Vineyard outreach sites for…

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WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

WIC is a free nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. WIC’s goal is to keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy. Contact Information Phone: 508-771-7896 Email: msolorzano@healthimperatives.orgWebsite: http://wicprogram.us/wic-program-provider/cape_cod_wic_martha_s_vineyard_vineyard_haven_ma Address:517 State…

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