Food Insecurity Is on the Rise, as Are Efforts to Help
Getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table has been more expensive for everyone this year, and particularly so for Vineyard food charities, which are feeling the pincer grip of inflation and supply chain shortages.
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Food Insecurity Sees Dramatic Rise
For many seasonal travelers, Martha’s Vineyard appears the epitome of an affluent Island, but many Islanders face a growing food insecurity made more dire by record inflation and a worldwide pandemic.
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Staffing Shortages at Boston Food Bank Hit Island Charities Hard
Nonprofits that feed hundreds of hungry Islanders every week are facing unprecedented reductions in supplies of groceries, at a time when the need is growing. Staffing shortages at the Greater Boston Food Bank are one issue.
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On a Mission to Feed Body and Soul
At the Island Food Pantry, operations manager Sharon Brown teaches people how to stretch 15 cents to create a dollar's worth of food in a meal.
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And to All a Good Meal This Christmas
Growing up in Edgartown, what chef Amy Johnson looked forward to most on Christmas Day wasn’t opening presents. “The food was more impressive than the gifts,” she recalled.
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Spring Food Drive Fills Ag Society Hay Wagon With Donated Goods
A community food drive hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Saturday collected over 1,00 pounds of food and household items.
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Food Drive at Ag Hall Saturday
From noon to 5 p.m. April 10, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is gathering contributions for the Island Food Pantry.
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Food Pantry Reopens at Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs
At a grand opening Saturday afternoon, leaders at the food pantry and Island Grown Initiative gave tours of the new facility at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs.
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Island Food Pantry Will Relocate to PA Club
In response to rising demand and space needs, the Island Food Pantry will relocate from its longtime home at the United Methodist stone church to the Portuguese American Club, effective Feb. 22.
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Island Grown Initiative, Island Food Pantry Announce Merger
Louisa Hufstader
Two key Martha’s Vineyard nonprofits, Island Grown Initiative and the Island Food Pantry, announced this week that they will merge in 2021.
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