At summer’s end, the Vineyard committee on hunger is gearing up for the coming year, when the Island Food Pantry will stay open all summer.

The Vineyard Committee on Hunger is hosting its annual bread and baked goods sale on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Although not always visible, hunger is a part of daily life for many Vineyarders. A broad coalition has formed to address the problem.


It was a bustling scene at the parish house behind First Baptist Church on Friday afternoon as volunteers organized and packaged Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Serving Hands provides monthly food distribution and on holidays the Family to Family program joins in to add holiday meals to the distribution.


Summer produce will be donated to the Island's Serving Hands food distribution program from CSA shares at Island farms. And to meet the new supply and the ever-increasing demand, produce will be given away every Friday.
On April 30 the Vineyard Committee on Hunger brings the issue to the center of the plate, so to speak, at its annual Hunger Banquet. The dinner reveals the disparity in food security around the world in a simple yet direct manner.