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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Project Bread’s GettingSNAP.org

Project Bread built this website to help people in Massachusetts, including families with children, individuals, immigrants, elders, and working people access this important nutrition program that helps them buy more healthy food. If you live in Massachusetts this website can help you: Find out if you are eligible. Get the information you need to apply….

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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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Vineyard Health Care Access Program

The Vineyard Health Care Access Program is a community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with health benefits. We help people to apply for, enroll in, and maintain coverage in health insurance programs including MassHealth (Medicaid), Medicare, Connector Care, and Qualified Health Plans. We also provide assistance with other government benefits…

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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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Island Wide Youth Collaborative

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services The Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC), a Massachusetts Family Resource Center provides services for at-risk families, young people and community members. The goal of a Family Resource Center is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others and engage in their community. The center was formed in 2013 as…

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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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