About SMFSN

A Short History

The Southeastern Massachusetts Food Security Network (the Network) is a coalition of food pantries, farms, foundations, and social service agencies working together to promote local food security: “a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice.”

The Network was formed in 2011 to address food security issues in our region, including emergency food access and distribution, nutrition education, and local sustainable agriculture. The Network provides a space for participants to collaborate, share, and match goals and expertise. We build on the strengths of each partner to effectively support a diverse and healthy local food system.

Learn about what we were up to in 2016!