Island organizations have come together to support individuals, families and seniors during this difficult time. Below is a list of resources available by category.

For questions or assistance accessing the resources listed below, please contact 508-693-7900 x410

Free Grocery Distribution Programs/Food Pantries


Distribution of bags of protein and produce on at the parish hall opposite the Oak Bluffs library.   

Upcoming dates:
November 7
November 21

Location:
Parish Hall (opposite OB Library)
55 School Street, Oak Bluffs

Bags of non-perishables such as pasta, rice, beans etc. are also available outside of the above distribution dates. Please contact Joe Capobianco 508-696-1948 to coordinate delivery or pick up.

The Island Food Pantry is open regular hours and will provide pre-packed grocery bags for easy pickups.

Hours:
Saturdays 10am-12pm
Mondays 2-4
Wednesdays 2-6:30pm

Location:
89 William St
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

If you are home-bound or self-quarantining, please get in touch for food delivery by emailing delivery@islandfoodpantry.org

MV Community Services MV Family Center’s food pantry remains available to families by appointment.

Please email mvfamilycenter@gmail.com or call 508-687-9182 to schedule an appointment.

The next Serving Hands Food Distribution will take place on Friday, November 20

ONE location for pick-up:
West Tisbury – Agricultural Hall
35 Panhandle Road, West Tisbury MA

Questions? Contact Alicia at anicholson@mvcommunityservices.org

Please note bags are available on a first-come first serve basis. Please do not arrive early.

The Wampanoag Tribal Food Pantry is temporarily closed. Tribal members experiencing a food emergency should email Jennifer Randolph at wcm@wampanoagtribe-nsn.gov or call the 24-hour line 508-955-9164

November Calendar

Island Grown Initiative


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Island Grown Initiative Mobile Market
The mobile market is a truck stocked with affordable, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The mission of the market is to expand healthy food access for all in our community, with a focus on islanders who participate in food assistance programs.

The mobile market accepts cash, check, credit cards, Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), SNAP/HIP, Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, Senior and WIC Coupons, and Mobile Market Coupons.

Click here to learn more.


Mass Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (P-EBT Program)

The P-EBT program provides additional food support for students who would have received free or reduced-price meals if not for the school closures from COVID-19.  This includes any student in a school that provides free meals to all students.

Families will get $5.70 per student per day for every day school is closed to buy food.

Families receiving DTA benefits will get their benefits on their existing EBT card. Families not currently receiving DTA benefits will be mailed a new P-EBT card. Using P-EBT benefits does not impact your or your child’s immigration status. The Public Charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits.

Learn more about P-EBT program HERE.

Senior Meal Programs


The Anchors is preparing and delivering meals to 55+ Edgartown residents in need of meals on Wednesday afternoons. Contact Meris if a home-delivered meal would be helpful. Deliveries include five frozen soups.


Meris Keating
508-627-4368
mkeating@edgartown-ma.us

All recipients need to apply for benefits, and must meet age and income guidelines. Meals on Wheels offers up to 7 meal deliveries per week.

To begin Meals on wheels Contact Information & Referral at 1-800-224-44630 or 508-394-4630.

During this time: Meals on Wheels continues to deliver Monday-Friday between 10-12. Volunteers will not be entering the homes of clients. They will knock and leave the meal outside for the elder to retrieve.


Already receiving this service and have questions? Contact Elder Services of Cape and Islands to learn more
508-693-4393 x190 or x192


Government Assisted Programs


Documented US citizens can sign up for government food support through the County; there are income eligibility requirements.

Click here to learn more or call Dukes County Social Services at 508-696-3844 for more information and for help applying for support.

WIC is a free nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. WIC’s goal is to keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy.

Learn more here.

The P-EBT program provides additional food support for students who would have received free or reduced-price meals if not for the school closures from COVID-19. This includes any student in a school that provides free meals to all students.

Learn more here.

Grocery Delivery Options:


Vineyard Grocer is offering curbside grocery delivery.

CLICK here to order or call 508-693-2000