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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Vineyard Haven MA

The Island Food Pantry
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Details: 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.