November 28, 2016

Hunger During a Holiday of Plenty

Pick up a copy of the Vineyard Gazette this week! The article highlights IGI's efforts to bring attention to food insecurity on the island and the work being done to obtain food equity.

"For most of us, Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and over indulgence. The table is overflowing with special dishes and delicacies and second and third helpings are the rule of the day. And that’s not even counting the pies

But unfortunately, that is not the scene at too many Island dinner tables. For these families, Thanksgiving can be a burden and a disappointment, even a time of shame and sadness. These are parents who most days are grappling with paying bills or buying groceries, who cannot provide three healthy meals a day for their children or themselves."