Anonymous Donor to Provide $10,000 in Matching Funds
On April 26, 2023, Open Table MDI announced the pause of one of its three signature programs for feeding food-insecure residents of MDI, Trenton, and surrounding islands for a period of no less than six months. The MDI Food Access Program (F.A.P.), which has grown significantly since its inception in 2020, will go on hiatus beginning May 1, 2023. The MDI Food Access Project is a free island and Outer Islands mobile food distribution system. This project increases the diversity of healthy food options available, decreases the duplication of island services, reduces food access barriers, and addresses unmet food insecurity in MDI’s more remote communities.
The day following our announcement, an anonymous donor stepped forward with a $10,000 matching donation – in the hopes that the community can work together to raise at least $20,000 by May 13, 2023 to support the eventual return of the F.A.P. Every $10,000 we raise can support the project for a 1-month period and help get food back into the homes of island families. We hope you’ll join us in support.
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