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


Next holiday meal distribution is April 10th. Bags will be given on a first-come first serve basis at each location.

April 10
1:30-3:30pm
66 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven

Additional Locations:
Edgartown School
West Tisbury Library
MVCS Parking Lot

Distribution of bags of protein and produce on Saturdays through April from 11:30-12:30 at the parish hall opposite the Oak Bluffs library.   

Upcoming Distribution:
Saturday, April 4
Saturday, April 11
Saturday, April 18

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 2-4pm

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.

Serving Hands is still planning their 4th Friday of the month food distribution and is working to make distribution safe for all involved.

April 24
1:30-3:30pm
First Baptist Church, 66 Spring St. in Vineyard Haven

Alternative locations:

  • West Tisbury Library
  • Edgartown Library
  • MVCS Parking Lot

Please contact Alicia Nicholson (anicholson@mvcommunityservices.org) to specify which location you need to pick-up. Food delivery is also available, please call Alicia at 508-400-7600 to coordinate.

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

School Meals


All Island schools* will offer lunch for pick up from 11am-1pm Monday-Friday

Delivery will be direct to the curb, so please drive/bike/walk to the curb and wait for a staff member to assist you. School principals will be reaching out to families to provide additional information.


*Charter School and Chilmark School do not have meal-pick up locations and can pick-up their meals at the West Tisbury School, or any other location. Order form here.

Go to the school most convenient to you. All school food programs are available to all Island students regardless of where your child or children go to school.

Please do not hesitate to contact your school if you are in need of assistance accessing these resources.  

School staff are available by email and you can call building offices between 10:30 and 1:30 Monday through Friday.

Visit school websites for more information:

MVRHS
Oak Bluffs School
Edgartown School
Tisbury School
West Tisbury School
Charter School

If possible, families/caregivers are encouraged to order ahead so each school has an idea of the number of meals needed.

Up-Island Order Form- Breakfast & Lunch
*Includes West Tisbury School, Chilmark and Charter School

*Please fill out one form per child

Ordered meals can be picked up at the West Tisbury School between 11 AM and 1:00 PM daily. Upon entering the parking lot, please call 508-696-7738 to alert us you are in the parking lot. Delivery will take place curbside at the front of the school, and a staff member will bring your order to you. Please DO NOT EXIT your vehicle.


Edgartown School’s form us updated daily HERE

This link above will be live each day between 2:30 pm in the afternoon until 9:30 am the morning of meal pickup. Pre-ordering will help us plan, but is not required to pick up your food.

Pick up will take place in front of the Edgartown School. A staff member will deliver your food to you. Please remain outside. If you have any questions please call the school office between 10:30 – 1:30 Monday through Friday.

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

Community Dinners


First Congregational Church of West Tisbury is offering meal pick up on Wednesday evenings beginning from 5-6pm in lieu of their Wednesday sit-down community suppers. Pick up on Music Street.

Upcoming Dates:
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22

Contact: 508-693-2842

Grace Episcopal Church will offer dinner available for pick-up beginning at 5pm.

Friday Night Suppers:
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24

Call 508-693-0332 for more info or for questions

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.

Grocery Delivery Options:


Vineyard Grocer is offering curbside grocery delivery.

CLICK here to order or call 508-693-2000