The Keys to the Pantry: An Interview with Kayte Morris
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The Keys to the Pantry: An Interview with Kayte Morris

The new director of the Island Food Pantry has found the work she has always wanted to do.

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Battling food insecurity - The Martha's Vineyard Times
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Battling food insecurity - The Martha's Vineyard Times

There are many misconceptions about food insecurity. “It’s not synonymous with starvation,” Kayte Morris, executive director of the Island Food Pantry, said. “It really comes down to not knowing how you’re going to fill the cupboards for the week, or w...

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Permanent Endowment Grants Celebrate Island Nonprofits
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Permanent Endowment Grants Celebrate Island Nonprofits

More than two dozen Island nonprofits are sharing $173,092 in grants awarded Tuesday night by the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard.

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Stocking up - The Martha's Vineyard Times
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Stocking up - The Martha's Vineyard Times

When the early October nor’easter canceled ferry service two days in a row, the Island Food Pantry panicked.  “We usually get a mountain of produce from Elio [Silva] at Vineyard Grocer,” Island Food Pantry executive director Kayte Morris told The Times...

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Letter to the Editor- 7-5-19- Feeding the Hungry
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Letter to the Editor- 7-5-19- Feeding the Hungry

On any given Saturday morning, the basement of the Stone Church in Vineyard Haven is a frenzy of activity.

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Tackling the Problem of Hunger on a Bountiful Island
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Tackling the Problem of Hunger on a Bountiful Island

4/24/19
The Food Equity Network is an informal coalition of volunteers, social service agencies, faith communities and other nonprofits working together since the fall of 2016.

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Cape Cod 5 Awards Grant to Island Food Pantry
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Cape Cod 5 Awards Grant to Island Food Pantry

1/31/19
Cape Cod 5 is giving a $7,500 grant to the Island Food Pantry to support their work during the high-demand winter months.

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Venison Donation Program Helps Community In More Ways Than One
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Venison Donation Program Helps Community In More Ways Than One

2/21/2019
This is a story about making meatballs and feeding people with something we all probably have a lot of in our backyard -- from an animal that could be

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Coasties Enter the No-Pay Zone
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Coasties Enter the No-Pay Zone

1/16/19
As federal budget paralysis hits Vineyarders, the Food Pantry, banks, and Mocha Mott’s throw lifelines.

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Stocking Up
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Stocking Up

10/17/18
Island Food Pantry is one of the ways Islanders help to alleviate hunger.

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Sustaining Gifts Help Island Food Pantry Year-round
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Sustaining Gifts Help Island Food Pantry Year-round

11/20/2018
The winter months on Martha’s Vineyard can be a particularly vulnerable time for many Island residents. As job opportunities diminish and heating bills rise, the challenges of obtaining affordable, healthy food also increase. Last year the Island Food ...

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Faces of Food Insecurity: Grateful for the Grapevine
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Faces of Food Insecurity: Grateful for the Grapevine

11/14/18
Dad talks about how Island resources helped him make ends meet.

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Starting the Healthy Living Conversation
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Starting the Healthy Living Conversation

9/27/18
As the Island’s new community health nurse, West Tisbury native Lila Fischer said she is seeing the Vineyard in a whole new light.

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Letter to the Editor- 10/3/18- Struggle is Real for Some Islanders
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Letter to the Editor- 10/3/18- Struggle is Real for Some Islanders

To the Editor: After reading the article “Faces of Food Insecurity: ‘The issue is vegetables,’” I was again struck by the struggle facing so many Islanders. Fresh, healthy food is more expensive here than the mainland, and is yet another burden on top ...

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Faces of Food Insecurity: ‘The Issue is Vegetables’
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Faces of Food Insecurity: ‘The Issue is Vegetables’

9/24/18
Eating healthy is a costly proposition.

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Faces of Food Insecurity: Age is Only a Number
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Faces of Food Insecurity: Age is Only a Number

8/30/18
Eighty-year-old Island native raises three generations of children.

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Letter to the Editor- 8/28/18- Those Who Need Help Are Not Alone
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Letter to the Editor- 8/28/18- Those Who Need Help Are Not Alone

To the Editor: Rachel, you are not alone (Sept. 24, “Faces of Food Insecurity: ‘The issue is vegetables’”). The Greater Boston Food Bank reports 34 percent of those using pantries earn too much to qualify for government-provided emergency food assistance...

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Faces of Food Insecurity: At Home with Three Kids
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Faces of Food Insecurity: At Home with Three Kids

8/15/18
Martha’s Vineyard services help family scrape by.

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Faces of Food Insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard — An Introduction
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Faces of Food Insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard — An Introduction

7/26/18
Lack of off-season jobs and other issues factor into those who need help.

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Armen Hanjian Steps Down from Food Pantry
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Armen Hanjian Steps Down from Food Pantry

4/27/17
Every year Armen Hanjian gives a talk to the second graders at the Oak Bluffs School about the Island Food Pantry. One year, a little boy came up and asked him to autograph his hand.

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Letter to the Editor- 5/11/16 - Island Food Pantry Reports
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Letter to the Editor- 5/11/16 - Island Food Pantry Reports

To the Editor: Over the past several years, a downward trend has emerged. The peak number of families (be it one or more persons) served by the Island Food Pantry was 640; this followed the 2008-10 recession. This season we had 450 families.

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Spirit of the Vineyard Award Honors Armen and Vicky Hanjian
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Spirit of the Vineyard Award Honors Armen and Vicky Hanjian

12/13/2016
The 19th Annual Spirit of the Vineyard Award was given to Armen and Vicky Hanjian on Monday morning at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center.

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Food Pantry Takes Stock After Another Season
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Food Pantry Takes Stock After Another Season

5/13/14
It was another busy year at the Island Food Pantry, a community-wide organization that feeds those in need. The year proved similar to last year; there were 2,405 visits, which fed 505 family units, including at least 250 children.

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Expenses Up at Island Food Pantry
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Expenses Up at Island Food Pantry

5/2/13
It was a tough winter on the Vineyard. One place where this was keenly felt was the Island Food Pantry.

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Kids Feed Community With Kindness
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Kids Feed Community With Kindness

10/12/12
“Tikkun olam” is a Hebrew phrase meaning to repair or heal the world. On Wednesday, a couple of dozen students from the Hebrew School at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven did their part to make that a reality.

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Island Food Pantry Volunteers Are Dedicated to Those in Need
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Island Food Pantry Volunteers Are Dedicated to Those in Need

1/12/12
There are 71 of them and they come from all parts of the Island to help. They are the volunteers who help run the Island Food Pantry.

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