Christ United Methodist “Stone” Church
Corner of William & Church Streets
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Open Year Round
Wednesday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – noon
Our goal is to prevent hunger on Martha’s Vineyard.
Anyone having difficulty obtaining food is eligible for assistance from the Island Food Pantry.
The Pantry is open Wednesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon. We are located on the downstairs level of the Christ United Methodist “Stone” Church at the corner of William and Church Streets in Vineyard Haven.
Who can use the Pantry?
Anyone who is not financially able to obtain the food they need may use the Pantry. If you are on Mass Health, SNAP, or Fuel Assistance or are simply unable to afford groceries this month, we are here for you. A referral note is no longer required, though we will ask that you fill out a registration form on your first visit.
How often can I visit?
Shoppers may visit every two weeks as needed. Some shoppers come less frequently depending on current needs. If you are limited in what you can take due to transportation or storage, let us know and we can arrange for more frequent visits.
What kind of food is available?
Non-perishable grocery items, fresh produce and whole-grain bread, dairy products such as cheese, eggs, and yogurt, and frozen meats, vegetables, and fruit. Canned and dry items are still a staple, but we offer healthier low-sugar and low-sodium varieties as well. Instead of pre-packaged bags, our clientele is able to select the items they want and need, resulting in more healthy, appetizing meals with less food waste.
How much am I allowed to take?
Everyone who uses the Pantry has different needs that frequently change over time. If you need only a little to supplement what you have, that is what you should take. If you are in a particularly difficult time and you need more than what is recommended, please let us know.
We want you to take what you need. As a general guideline:
- One person may take 3 reusable grocery bags of food.
- A family of 2 to 3 people may take 4-5 reusable grocery bags.
- A family of 4 or more can take 6+ bags (depending on how many you are feeding).
If you have questions or need assistance, please call and leave a message at 508-693-4764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with our many volunteers, partners, and supporters, we help sustain our neighbors in times of need by providing a dependable source of wholesome food.