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October 26, 2021
Mass. Community Agencies Get $27M to Fight Food Insecurity

September 2, 2021 — Thirteen Massachusetts community foundations and the Massachusetts Association for Community Action this week were awarded $27.1 million in federal funding to distribute to local organizations helping to address food insecurity for families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout.

“This funding is another way Massachusetts can ensure healthy food is on the tables of our most vulnerable and that residents, families and children remain food secure,” said Gov. Charlie Baker, who announced the grants.

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy added, “To continue to help families across the Commonwealth meet the challenges around food security created by the COVID-19 pandemic, these grants deliver funds to the local organizations that can efficiently get them into the refrigerators and pantries of our most vulnerable residents.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation: $1,241,049
  • Cambridge Community Foundation: $1,100,000
  • The Cape Cod Foundation: $1,362,895
  • Community Foundation for Nantucket: $1,849,416
  • Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts: $1,716,314
  • Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: $2,628,433
  • Essex County Community Foundation: $3,167,843
  • Foundation for MetroWest: $1,150,000
  • Greater Lowell Community Foundation: $1,652,859
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation: $2,531,259
  • Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard: $1,188,374
  • South Coast Community Foundation: $2,986,186
  • Watertown Community Foundation: $450,000

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action, a statewide association of community action agencies that aims to reduce poverty across the state, received: $4,129,887

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