Working in partnership with community members and non-profits to increase food access 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 food access issues on our island. Some resources in the community include:

mobile farmer's market

In 2017, with grant funds from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources we launched a Mobile Farmer's Market. This allow us to bring wholesale priced, affordable fruits and veggies to six island neighborhoods. The Market is out on the road mid-June to mid-October, and then we run a produce delivery program for home-bound seniors in the winter.

Healthy incentives program

HIP provides a dollar for dollar match for local produce purchases made with a SNAP card.

For more information, click here. To find out if you're eligible for SNAP, visit Dukes County Social Services here.

Community Lunch Program

First ever program on the island, to provide free meals for children when school is out of session, and for other community members who are looking for access to healthy food. In the 2018 we served 3,200 meals. Click here for more information.

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.