Working in partnership with community members and non-profits to find solutions to hunger in our community.

In Fall 2016, Island Grown convened a Food Equity Network consisting of other non-profits, social service agencies and community members, to create collaborative solutions to feed the hungry on our island. Three areas of need were identified by the Food Equity Network: feeding children, mapping free or low cost food services and researching a central aggregation model to support our farmers and food system. Several collaborative solutions have resulted from that initial meeting including:

feeding mv map

Interactive map and information guide to connect islanders in need to low cost or free food, to see more visit MV Times.

summer food service program

First ever program on the island, made possible in collaboration with MVRHS, to provide meals for low income children when school is out of session.

food hub feasibility study

Funds from the Martha's Vineyard Vision Fellowship have allowed us to interview farmers to determine need for a Food Hub on the island.