November 28, 2016

The Hidden Story of Hunger on Martha's Vineyard

"The Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club no longer charges for after-school snacks, because so many children don’t have money to pay for them.

The Island Food Pantry serves nearly 500 families a year. Senior citizens Islandwide rely on Meals on Wheels, food distributions and low-cost lunches at elder centers. One of every four students in the Vineyard’s public school system qualifies for a free or reduced-price lunch. Parents are skipping meals to feed their kids.

Hunger is a part of daily life for many Vineyarders, although it is not always visible."