Christ United Methodist “Stone” Church
Corner of William & Church Streets
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Open Year Round
Monday - 2PM-4PM
Wednesday - 2PM-4PM
Because no one should go hungry on Martha’s Vineyard.
Starting at its inception in 1981, the Island Food Pantry has had a simple but effective mission:
neighbors helping neighbors get through the winter. Over the last two years, however, the Food
Pantry evolved in several significant ways to better serve island residents in times of need.
The Food Pantry expanded from an off-season operation to a full twelve months of service. It
reorganized its pick-up site at the Stone Church in Vineyard Haven so that clientele are able to
select the food that best meets their family’s dietary needs and preferences, and transformed its
operations to offer a healthier diversity of food. By joining the Greater Boston Food Bank, the
organization is able to maximize its resources, buying 12,000 pounds of packaged, refrigerated,
and frozen food to distribute each month. Nearly 800 households – some 1,500 children, adults,
and seniors – have reaped the benefits of these changes.
Food drives and community donation boxes are important elements of the food pantry’s work to
address hunger on Martha’s Vineyard, but the increased need means fundraising will be an
essential component of this year’s work.
Current Coordinator – Margaret Hannemann, 2017
Past Coordinator – Armen Hanjian, 1996 – 2017
November 2017 – VIEW PDF
August 2017 – VIEW PDF
March 2018- Food Pantry-Spring 2018 Newsletter