Point of Contact: Darlene Scott
E-Mail Address: darlene.scott@mwtribe-NSN.gov
Phone Number: (508) 477-0208 Ext. 189
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Food Pantry in Mashpee, Massachusetts provides fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy food options for income eligible Tribal members. The Food Pantry hosts "tastings" of recipes made with healthy vegetable ingredients so that food insecure families have an engaging and nutritious experience while picking up pantry supplies for their household. The pantry also supports Native youth in the tribe’s immersion school by providing healthy snacks and lunches for students. Through an innovative approach to increasing diversity of food provided through the pantry, local tribal hunters and fisherman are able to donate extra meat or catch to ensure that fresh traditional proteins are also provided to families in need.The program works collaboratively with tribal service programs such as Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide health and cultural information to families and supports partnerships with the Mashpee Wampanoag Elderly Nutrition program, the Natural Resources Department, and the Natural Resource Commissioners.