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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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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Mobile Farmer’s Market

A program of Island Grown Initiative, The Mobile Market is a truck stocked with reduced-price fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Market makes stops in neighborhoods with low-income, elderly, and/or disabled residents, and those with limited access to fresh, locally grown food. The mission of the market is to expand healthy food access for all in…

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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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Island Grown Gleaning

Island Grown Gleaning works with farmers to reduce crop waste and give their “seconds” a second chance! We donate gleaned produce to organizations serving low-income, hungry, and marginalized community members. We facilitate food system education by delivering produce to school cafeterias and hosting gleaning field trips for students. Since 2009, our volunteers harvested more than 125,000…

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Oak Bluffs Public Library

Oak Bluffs Public Library is an informational and cultural hub for our local, island and visitor community. We circulate thousands of items in print, provide access to online free materials, and host educational and entertaining programs year-round. Emergency Food: Bags of non-perishable food are available for anyone in need – no requirements. The bags are…

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Food Resources Hotline

In need of free or low-cost food on Martha’s Vineyard? Resources include emergency food, food pantries, meal programs, nutrition education, nutrition programs, and community suppers. For a list of available resources in English or Portuguese, call 508-693-7900 ext. 410 or email Food.resources@mvcommunityservices.org. Contact Information Phone: 508-693-7900 ext. 410 Email: Food.resources@mvcommunityservices.org

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Vineyard Committee on Hunger (Serving Hands & Family to Family)

The Vineyard Committee on Hunger (VCOH) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to alleviate hunger on the Island through self-help initiatives and raising awareness. The funds raised by the VCOH are distributed to 4 major relief groups on the Island: The Island Food Pantry, Serving Hands Food Distribution, Family to Family Holiday Meals, and Meals on Wheels. Serving Hands Food Distribution…

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Island Food Pantry

The Island Food Pantry strives to cultivate a healthy, hunger-free community on Martha’s Vineyard. Together with our many volunteers, partners, and supporters, we help sustain our neighbors in times of need by providing a dependable source of wholesome food. Emergency food assistance available all year. Call 508-693-4764. The Island Food Pantry is open year round: Monday…

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Island Grown Schools

A program of Island Grown Initiative, Island Grown Schools empowers a new generation of students on Martha’s Vineyard to make healthy eating choices, learn to grow food and connect to local farms. At Island Grown Schools, we bring garden-based learning, healthy, locally grown food, and hands-on farm experiences to almost every school-aged child in our…

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