Island Food Pantry

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.

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.

Island Grown Initiative, Island Food Pantry Announce Merger

Two key Martha’s Vineyard nonprofits, Island Grown Initiative and the Island Food Pantry, announced this week that they will merge in 2021.

Food Pantry Braces for Summer Demand

Since mid-March, the Island Food Pantry has provided Islanders in need with the groceries for nearly 100,000 meals, according to numbers released by the pantry.

Social Service Agencies Step Up Response to Islanders in Need

Social distancing is becoming routine on Martha’s Vineyard as social service agencies adjust to the coronavirus pandemic Food service agencies are readjusting.

Island Food Pantry

At present the Island Food Pantry is will remain open to meet the growing demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With Hunger on the Rise, Island Aid Groups Work to Feed the Needy

People on Martha’s Vineyard are receiving food aid in numbers that local agencies have never seen before. In January the Island Food Pantry served more than 1,000 Vineyard residents.

Starting the Healthy Living Conversation

As the Island’s new community health nurse, West Tisbury native Lila Fischer said she is seeing the Vineyard in a whole new light.

Armen Hanjian Steps Down from Food Pantry

Every year Armen Hanjian gives a talk to the second graders at the Oak Bluffs School about the Island Food Pantry. One year, a little boy came up and asked him to autograph his hand.

Food Pantry Takes Stock After Another Season

It was another busy year at the Island Food Pantry, a community-wide organization that feeds those in need.

The year proved similar to last year; there were 2,405 visits, which fed 505 family units, including at least 250 children.