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Southcoast Food Policy Council Resources

Southcoast Food Policy Council FAQ’s

Here is everything you need to know about The Marion Institute’s Southcoast Food Policy Council. What is it? Why is it important? Learn all about what goes into creating a community based food impact resource and how you can get involved.

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Application to join Southcoast Food Policy Council

Are you ready to join the coalition of food system stakeholders ranging from Fall River to Wareham to generate policies and practices that strengthen our regional food system and promote food sovereignty?

Click here to download our application today!

Southcoast FoodAlert

The Marion Institute’s Southcoast Food Alert (SCFA) is a listserv for local food providers and stakeholders in the community to communicate emergency food relief information amongst each other. SCFA provides a dedicated space for members to share, collaborate and organize the distribution of food resources, including but not limited to, food surpluses, food storage, food delivery and retrieval.

To request access to the group, please send an email to

Click here for posting guidelines.

Recovery Response Shared Resources Document

To help the Southcoast navigate the resources that are available to residents at this time, we have compiled a comprehensive shared document with information from a variety of local sources. This document will be updated continually. If you have suggestions for submissions, please click here to email us.

Click here to access the shared resources document.

Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)

Launched in April 2017, the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) provides a 100 percent incentive – a dollar-for-dollar match – for each SNAP dollar spent on targeted fruits and vegetables purchased at farmers’ markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs statewide. By increasing access to locally grown fruits and vegetables for SNAP clients, the program seeks to benefit family and community health, and support farms and the local economy. The Collaborative is working on outreach, education, and fundraising for HIP, and successfully led a campaign to include $1.35 million in funding for the program in the FY18 budget.

Information on the Healthy Incentives Program:

Volunteer Southcoast

Volunteer SouthCoast is a FREE online tool that connects people interested in volunteering with volunteer opportunities in the area. Search by your interests, availability or zip code to find the right opportunity for you! Whether you are looking to give back or need to fulfill service hours, this tool is for you!

Volunteer SouthCoast is an initiative provided by United Way of Greater Fall River, United Way of Greater New Bedford and United Way of Greater Plymouth County.

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