Southcoast Food Policy Council Resources
COVID-19 Recovery Response Resources
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.
Additional Resource Documents
For Volunteers: Cleanliness and Risk Reduction for Deliveries to High Risk Individuals
Adapted from Massachusetts Department of Public Health Caretaker Guidelines, CDC COVID-19 Guidelines, and this article
Last updated: March 16, 2020
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:
- Program infographic (image file, for social media links)
- Background on HIP
- Logic model of the benefits of HIP
- List of HIP eligible food
- Food access and health in Massachusetts (image file, for social media links)
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.