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 Saturdays through Mary from 11:30-12:30 at the parish hall opposite the Oak Bluffs library.   

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 Food Distribution will be every other Friday at 1:30 pm.

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Fridays in May:
May 15
May 29

Four locations for pick-up:
Oak Bluffs – MVRHS
Edgartown – Edgartown School
West Tisbury – Agricultural Hall
*Vineyard Haven -First Baptiste Church Parish Hall (cars need to go to St. Augustine’s and we will send cars down a few at a time to avoid causing traffic build-up)

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

School Meals


UPDATED May 11– Prepared meals and/or groceries are available at Island schools.  Each school is operating their school meals programs differently, so please click on the links below for more information and details on each site. 

Please note: there will be NO school meal pick-up on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25)

*West Tisbury School will continue to provide pick up every week-day in the familiar grab and go style from 12-1PM.

Parents/Caregivers are able to order from any Island school, regardless of where child/children attend school.

MVRHS
Oak Bluffs School
Edgartown School
Tisbury School
West Tisbury School


Meals are available for pick up Mondays and Thursdays only from 11AM-1PM, will serve prepared meals on Mondays to last the
three days until Thursday, and prepared meals on Thursdays to last to the end of the week. Each bag will contain enough food
for several meals.

Please click the link located on our school’s website to pre-order groceries, which will be available starting at 12 pm the day before pickup and the link will stay online until 9 am the same day as pickup. Drive up to the main entrance to pick up your bag of food. A staff member will place it next to your car for you to put in your car.

If you are unable to come to The Edgartown School you may visit another island school. Each school will post their schedule for food distribution on their own website.

Meals are available for pick up Mondays and Thursdays only from 11AM-1PM, will serve prepared meals on Mondays to last the
three days until Thursday, and prepared meals on Thursdays to last to the end of the week. Each bag will contain enough food
for several meals.

Preorder here

Meals are available for pick up Mondays and Thursdays only from 11AM-1PM, will serve prepared meals on Mondays to last the
three days until Thursday, and prepared meals on Thursdays to last to the end of the week. Each bag will contain enough food
for several meals.


Drive around the building towards the football field and follow the signs. Please stay in your car. We’ll bring the food to you!

Order form here.

Starting on Monday, May 11th we will be providing prepared meals for multiple days. We will be distributing meals on Mondays and Thursdays between 11:00am and 1:00pm.  To order your meals on Monday and Thursday please text (508) 560-2673 before 10:00 am.  Include in your message your child’s first and last name.  The process for pickup is the same.  Drive through the loop at the front of the school.  A staff person will bring the food to your car.  

If you are unable to come to the Tisbury School you may visit another island school. Schools will post their schedules for food distribution on their own websites. 

We will be providing grab and go style school breakfast and lunch daily and making it available to all children ages 18 and under.

Please try to submit your order by 9:30 AM the day of pick up. Pre-ordering for the entire two week period is encouraged. You may still pick up meals even if you were unable to order, as we will make additional meals beyond those ordered.

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. Pull up curbside at the front of the school, and a staff member will bring your order to you. Please DO NOT EXIT your vehicle.

ONE FORM PER CHILD!

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