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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In the Business of Feeding the Whole Island
Following a career as an executive in high tech, advertising and other fast-paced industries, Rebecca Haag turned to nonprofit work, and has led Island Grown Initiative since 2016.
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Free Summer Lunch Program Returns
Free lunches will be provided to Island families for the sixth year in a row this season as the Island Grown Initiative summer lunch program returns from July 11 to August 19.
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Made for Shade; Rolling Shelter Created at Island Grown Initiative
An airy, wood-slatted mobile shelter was designed and built behind the Thimble Farm greenhouse by a team led by architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn as part of their Studio North summer workshop.
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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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MVC Approves Expansion Project at Farm Hub
Phase one of a major expansion project at Island Grown Farms won the unanimous approval of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night.
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Hearing Closes on IGI Master Plan Expansion
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed a public hearing Thursday on the first phase of a master plan for Island Grown Initiative after discussing nitrogen mitigation and an archeology report.
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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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Island Grown Initiative Unveils Master Plan for Community Farm Hub
A new education center, employee housing and a new vision for the future for Island Grown Initiative were unveiled at a public hearing Thursday night .
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New Film Spotlights Island’s Diverse Food Equity Movement
The latest documentary by Island filmmaker Len Morris, A Culture of Caring, takes an upbeat, engaging tour of the increasingly diverse food equity network on Martha’s Vineyard.
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