If you or someone you know on Martha’s Vineyard needs the assistance of the Food Pantry, the following information should be helpful.

-The Pantry is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00-4:00p.m. From mid October through mid April.

-Even when closed, from mid April through mid October,  emergency food assistance is available.  Call the Pantry 508-693-4764 (508-693-GROG) and you will be given names and numbers of pantry volunteers who will meet you at the Pantry at a mutually convenient time.

-When the Pantry is open, three bags of food are given whatever the size of the family;  one bag of basic foods, one bag of fresh fruits and vegetables and one bag of items chosen by the visitor from a table of miscellaneous items.  On the 1st and 2nd Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each month, a $25 food certificate is also distributed. 

-Persons can come the Pantry for their first visit without any qualifiers.  If someone comes for 2 or more visits, they must bring a letter of reference from a clergy person,  social agency or employer on a letterhead indicating this person/family needs our assistance.

Then the person may come once every two weeks.

-We are not able to provide all food needs for people – our mission is to address emergency needs.


THE ISLAND FOOD PANTRY / P.O. Box 1874 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 / 508-693-4764