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Although not always visible, hunger is a very real problem on Martha’s Vineyard. The Island Food Pantry serves 500 families per year, and more than 300 Island households, totaling 576 people, received SNAP benefits during the month of March 2016. Many senior citizens rely on Meals on Wheels, and over 30 percent of all Vineyard students qualify for free and reduced price school meals. During...more
Registration is now open for the Summer Food Service Program Kickoff! Join us on February 8 for a day of planning, brainstorming, and collaborating with sponsors, sites and experts from across the state. Reserve your spot today!
On November 4th, the Massachusetts Farm to School Project hosted the 4th Annual Massachusetts Farm and Sea to School Conference in Leominster, MA. Farm to school advocates from all over the state attended the conference and participated in over twenty-five breakout sessions. The sessions addressed the challenges with local food procurement, the challenges associated with reducing food waste in...more
The weather might be chilly, but here at the Child Nutrition Outreach program, we're getting in full swing for summer. Our annual SFSP Kickoff event will be held on February 8, 2017, where you can network with sponsors from around the state, learn, and get inspired for next summer's program. Keep an eye out for registration, which will be opening soon!more
Do you want to help hungry families access food in the summer? Sign up to volunteer at an SFSP blitz day in a community near you. Blitz days will involve volunteers canvassing neighborhoods around open SFSP sites, letting families know about the program. Depending on the community and the local sponsor, food and souveneirs may also be provided to volunteers, but no matter what you can count on...more