Martha’s Vineyard is getting hungrier, say organizers and volunteers with agencies providing food to those in need.

People on Martha’s Vineyard are receiving food aid in numbers that local agencies have never seen before. In January the Island Food Pantry served more than 1,000 Vineyard residents.


Now in its second year, the Food Equity Network, an affiliation of business and community leaders, is looking at ways to help Island seniors stay well fed.
The 27th annual Martha’s Vineyard CROP Walk begins at 2 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven, with registration starting at 1:15 p.m.
For five weeks this summer, hundreds of Martha’s Vineyard children had a place to eat lunch for free.
The campaign against hunger on Martha’s Vineyard has mobilized chefs, business owners, social service agencies and community activists.