“Hunger on MV” — Still feeling full from your Thanksgiving Day meal? The world would be a beautiful place if we were all so fortunate. What is food insecurity, what does that look like on Martha’s Vineyard, and what can we each do to help? Please join us at 10:00am as we will hear from Island Grown Initiative’s Food Equity Directory, Merrick Carreiro. This service will also kick-off the church’s social action campaign to raise funds for the Vineyard Committee On Hunger’s “Family To Family” initiative.
Merrick grew up in Canada where she received her degree in Latin American Studies and then went on to the Stratford Chefs School, in Stratford Ontario. Merrick’s first job on the Island was at the Norton Farm working in the fields while also working in the kitchen at Cafe Moxie, where she soon became the Chef. After building a house, getting married and starting her family, Kitchen and Bath design sustained her creative passion for the next 10 years. Then a friend lured her into small business ownership where she co-owned Little House Cafe and was the chef preparing breakfasts and lunch. Now, as Director of Food Equity Programs for Island Grown Initiative (IGI) Merrick uses her years of experience in the food industry to help guide IGI’s programs towards accessible, healthy and nourishing food for all.