Island Food Pantry
Now at the PA Club
137 Vineyard Ave, Oak Bluffs.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know on Martha’s Vineyard needs the assistance of the Food Pantry, the following information should be helpful.
–FOR 2021: Our hours of operation will remain the same:
- Mondays 2-4
- Wednesdays 1-6
- Saturday 10-1
This new space will give us more room to serve you better, more refrigeration for our growing selection of fresh foods, and more parking for your convenience. At our new location, we’ll be going back to our pre-pandemic “choice pantry” layout- allowing Pantry participants to shop for their groceries with amounts guided by family size. We’ve even stocked additional items to help ensure that you and your family have access to more fresh and nutritious food.
We’ll be limiting the number of people who are able to enter the Pantry at one time, so please allow extra time for your visit. We’ll be following a few other guidelines:
- One shopper allowed per family
- Masks (with mouths and noses covered) must be worn at all times
- Please maintain at least a 6 foot distance from shoppers and our staff
–The Pantry is available all the time for emergency food assistance by phone at 508-696-4764. If you are home-bound or self-quarantining, please get in touch for food delivery by emailing email@example.com
Good Shepherd Parish supports them year-round with the purple food drop-boxes in our churches available for parishioners to bring non-perishable food items.
MV Family Center
The Family Center connects families with resources within our community and provides education and support to parents/caregivers of children ages 0-8, including the prenatal and pre-adoptive period. The Center is an Island hub where parents can get support in navigating the joys and challenges of parenthood. The MV Family Center is welcoming, accessible and respectful of all families who come through their doors.
Other services include: parent and child activities, support groups, parent education, community and family events, individual and family support. All activities are free of charge thanks to grants from the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund, Department of Early Education and Care, and Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant (CFCE). For more information go to their website https://www.mvcommunityservices.org/services/youth-family-services/mvfamilycenter/
Serving Hands/Family to Family Food Distribution
Monthly food distribution on designated Fridays at the First Baptist Church Parish Hall, 66 William Street, Vineyard Haven. **Check-in for distribution will be at St. Augustine’s Church parking lot, off Franklin Street. Questions? Contact Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org
(first come, first served).
Island Grown Initiative
The Mobile Market is a truck stocked with reduced-price fresh, locally grown produce and eggs. The Market also offers a selection of lightly processed Island-made items, often using local ingredients. The Market makes weekly deliveries as part of IGI’s mission to expand healthy food access for all in the Island community, with a focus on people who participate in food assistance programs. We purchase produce at wholesale prices from local growers and sell with a small markup to cover operating expenses; this is not a for-profit venture.
Their mobile mart truck operates July thru Feb. (waiting on start/end dates) Shop in person, or order online the day prior by 5 pm at https://mobilemarketorders.square.site/
(MON) 4:45-6:00 pm Edgartown Library 26 Edgartown – West Tisbury Rd, Edgartown
(TUE) 2:45-4:00 pm Howes House 1042 State Rd, West Tisbury
(TUE) 4:45-6:00 pm Aquinnah Tribal Housing Building
(WED) 4:45-6:00 pm Oak Bluffs Library 56r School St, Oak Bluffs
(THU) 4:15-5:30 pm St. Augustine Church 56 Franklin St, Vineyard Haven
(FRI) 9:30-10:15 am Hillside Village 421 Edgartown Rd, Vineyard Haven
(FRI) 10:45-11:30 am Woodside Village 60 Village Rd, Oak Bluffs
(FRI) 2:45-4:00 pm MV Hospital 1 Hospital Rd, Oak Bluffs
Their first ever Summer Food Service Program served 1,500 meals to 275 children during 5 weeks in the summer of 2017 to bridge the nutrition gap when school is not in session. The IGI website is www.igimv.org.