The Food Distribution Program was the original program at MVFB and it remains the primary operation of the warehouse where we manage the safe storage and distribution of foods received from the federal and state emergency food programs (TEFAP and MEFAP), foods donated by local farmers, food retailers, manufacturers, and distributors as well as foods collected from neighborhood and corporate food drives. The Food Distribution Program distributes these food sources through our network of over 100 member agencies, including MVFB’s own Mobile Pantry, Operation Nourish, and Community Market programs. Our member agencies also include food pantries, residential or day programs, meal programs, and shelters – for a complete list click here.
We distribute all kinds of nutritious food, from shelf-stable canned goods and pantry items, to fresh and frozen produce, frozen meat and fish, and dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and eggs. Through this program, we distribute more than 4 million pounds of food annually to agencies in 30 communities in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Up to 80,000 people a month receive nutritious food from MVFB!