Programs

Recipes

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Food Distribution

As our primary operation, the Food Distribution Program distributes more than 2 million pounds of food annually in 30 communities. Foods are obtained from the federal and state emergency food assistance programs, and…

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Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry is a community-based health and nutrition service program that offers home delivery of nutritious foods specifically tailored to meet the health and dietary requirements of low income, homebound elderly and…

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MEFAP/TEFAP (USDA)

The Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) provides nutritious foods to eligible food banks that distribute the food to member agencies serving low-income individuals and families. This food is managed and distributed through our Food Distribution Program. The Federal Emergency …

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Operation Nourish

Operation Nourish began in September 2011 for the purpose of providing supplemental food to children who may not have enough food to eat at home. The program focuses on…

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Community Market

MVFB’s Community Market is a free farmer’s market style food distribution serving the residents of four Lowell Housing Authority properties. The program offers residents the opportunity to supplement their groceries by enjoying fresh produce and other food staples at no …

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Food Rescue

The Food Rescue program picks up perishable foods from Lowell supermarkets twice a week and distributes them to our member agencies and to a senior housing complex while the items are still fresh in order to prevent food waste. All …

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Summer Lunch

Children who rely on school meals to meet their nutritional needs may struggle during the summer, and this program gives these families somewhere to turn when school is out. In partnership with the USDA, MVFB’s Summer Lunch program provides healthy …

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