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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