Our Covid-19 Response

Resilient Together
The Food Project is monitoring the Covid-19 situation on a daily basis and our top priority is the safety and welfare of our staff, our youth, and the communities in which we work. Across the organization, we are following the guidelines of the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

In 2020, The Food Project expanded our network of grassroots partnerships in order to distribute fresh food from our farms to more families in need. In compliance with federal, state, and city Covid-19 regulations, we served more people than ever at our affordable farmers’ markets in Boston and Lynn. With the help of dedicated and flexible staff, we continued to engage youth in meaningful work on virtual platforms, eventually safely welcoming them back to our farms in the fall.

Now, we need your help to ensure that our farms and youth programs have the resources necessary to continue this vital work into 2021.

The Food Project Offices
The Food Project offices will remain closed to the public. Administrative and program staff will continue to work from home and can be reached by email or phone. You can find contact information on our Staff Page

The Food Project is committed to ensuring that people, particularly those most impacted by food insecurity, have access to safe, fresh food. Our farmers will continue to safely work on our farms as a healthy, thriving local food system is more critical now than ever. We have instituted new food and worker safety procedures, in accordance with the most up-to-date recommendations from the CDC and public health authorities. 

Farmers’ Markets
The Food Project is offering farmers’ markets in accordance with federal, state, and city Covid-19 regulations to ensure markets are safe for our customers and staff. Lean more

Serve & Grow Volunteer Program
The Food Project is not currently hosting Serve & Grow volunteer groups. We look forward to welcoming volunteers to our farms as soon as it is safe to do so. Please reach out to participate@thefoodproject.org with any questions.