The Yard expands its reach in the community with special performances aimed to raise awareness of food insecurity and hunger on the Island and beyond. This weekend the Yard in Chilmark presents puppet theatre with a cause. Who’s Hungry? employs the talents of Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin as they weave together dance, music, puppetry and text sharing testimonies of five Americans facing food insecurity. According to the Yard’s press information, in Massachusetts the food insecurity rate has risen by more than 43 per cent since the start of the 2008 recession.

Shows are on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, with both shows beginning at 8 p.m. at the Yard in Chilmark. Donations to the Vineyard Committee on Hunger will be accepted at each performance, and an Island Food Pantry box will be available to collect nonperishable food donations.

Call 508-645-9662 or visit for more information.