In a move to increase storage capabilities, improve the flow and variety of food, and become wheelchair accessible, the Island Food Pantry has relocated from its longstanding home at the United Methodist Stone Church in Vineyard Haven to the Portuguese American Club (PA Club) in Oak Bluffs.
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Martha’s Vineyard is a caring, compassionate community with many organizations working to alleviate hunger and help ensure basic quality of life. Food programs include community meals, free and low-cost healthy food for pick-up, meal deliveries for house-bound seniors, and many more. The Island Food Pantry is an essential part of an island-wide support network with many partner organizations. Other invaluable resources include:
FOOD SERVICES + INFORMATION
First Stop Martha’s Vineyard, 774-549-0555. An island-wide reference guide to support health and wellness by connecting people to information and critical resources for islanders of all ages.
Good Shepherd Feed My Sheep Program, 55 School Street, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-0342. Offering food baskets, school backpack meals, and winter community meals in collaboration with island churches, and support for other food relief groups.
Island Grown Initiative, 508-687-9062. Together with the island-wide Food Equity Network, IGI is taking a leadership role to help build a regenerative and equitable food system on Martha’s Vineyard, with programs including Summer Community Lunch and Island Grown Mobile Market.
Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, 44 Robinson Road, Edgartown. Contact Jessie Damroth, 508-627-3303. Healthy Happy Kids (H2K) meals program.
Meals on Wheels. Contact Michele Dupon, 508-693-4393. Weekday meal delivery offered through Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands for residents over 60.
MV Hospital Food and Nutrition Department, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, 1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs. Contact Chris Porterfield, 508-957-9472. Registered dietitians work with patients to develop an individualized plan to address their special dietary needs.
Vineyard Committee on Hunger, First Baptist Church, 66 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven. Contact Betty Burton, 508-693-5339. Services include Serving Hands monthly food distribution program and Family-to-Family holiday meals program.
WIC, Federal food program for low-income women, infants, and children. 800-942-2445.
Edgartown Council on Aging, The Anchors, 10 Daggett Street, Edgartown. Contact Paul Mohair 508-627-4368.
Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living, 29 Breakdown Lane, Vineyard Haven. Contact Leslie Clapp, 508-939-9440. Services, programs, and activities for islanders 55 and over.
Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, 130 Center Street, Vineyard Haven. Contact Carole Early 508-693-7914. Community dinners.
Oak Bluffs Council on Aging, 21 Wamsutta Avenue, Oak Bluffs. Contact Rose Cogliano 508-693-4509. Meal program available to seniors.
Tisbury Senior Center, 34 Pine Tree Road, Vineyard Haven. Contact Food Pantry 508-696-4205; Meal Program 508-693-8337.
Up-Island / West Tisbury Council on Aging (Howes House) 1042 State Road, West Tisbury. Contact Ellen Reynolds, 508-693-2896. Meal program available to seniors.
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, 508-693-4393.
Comprehensive regional services directory for elders.
Island Health Care, 245 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road (at the Triangle in Edgartown, next to the Stop & Shop Pharmacy), Edgartown, 508-939-9358. Working to ensure that all islanders and visitors, regardless of income or insurance status, have access to high-quality health care.
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, 111 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-7900. A wide range of programs that provide accessible education and health and human services, including CONNECT to End Violence, Disability Services, Early Childhood Programs, and Island Counseling Center.
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, 1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-0410. Providing and arranging access to high-quality, accessible medical care.
Martha’s Vineyard Partnership for Health, 245 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Contact Kathleen Samways, 508-627-5797, ext. 114. A free program offering practical knowledge and skills to help participants improve their own health.
Vineyard Health Care Access, 114 New York Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-696-0020. A community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with health benefits.
Vineyard Medical Care, 364 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-4400. A seasonal walk-in clinic for medical care with scheduled appointments available year-round.
MENTAL HEALTH + SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELP
MASS Substance Abuse Hotline 800-327-5050.
MV Community Services Mental Health Services, 508-693-7900 ext. 290, 24-hour crisis line 508-693-0032. A client-based approach to help with day-to-day challenges, stress, trauma, mental health, substance use, and behavioral issues.
Mental Health Emergency 508-693-0032.
Suicide Hotline (24-hour service) 800-784-2433 (800-SUICIDE).
Vineyard House, Short Hill Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-8580. Vineyard House provides housing for island men and women in need of a safe structured living environment while they are in the early stages of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
HOUSING + SHELTER ASSISTANCE
Clothes to Go, Christ United Methodist “Stone” Church, Church Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-4424. Free, gently used clothing to those in need; open during Food Pantry hours.
Dumptique, West Tisbury Transfer Station, Old Stage Road, West Tisbury. Free recycled clothing and household goods.
MV Boys & Girls Club Second Hand Store, 10 North Summer Street, Edgartown, 508-627-5683.
MV Community Services Thrift Shop, 38 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2278.
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.