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Action Needed: Support HIP Funding

Support HIP Funding  – A Message from Martha and Liz We need your help to support HIP funding and ensure that the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) is fully funded for the upcoming year. We’re encouraged that our Massachusetts legislators recognize the importance of this vital program, but it needs more support. Please read the letters […]

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Action Needed TODAY: HIP Funding!

Your advocacy is working! Thanks to your calls and emails, the House Ways and Means Committee included $2.15M for HIP funding in the supplemental budget bill that will be voted on THIS MORNING. That money will allow HIP to continue through June, avoiding the planned suspension of the program entirely.That’s just a first step, though. […]


Advocacy Alert: Support MEFAP and SNAP!

Action Alert: Support MEFAP and SNAP The Massachusetts budget season is in full swing, and we’re counting on our friends in the community to let legislators know the importance of funding good food policy. There are two important Food Policy Council priorities being considered in the upcoming budget battle – increased MEFAP funding and legislation […]

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Urban Agriculture Ordinance Update

Great News to Share! We were informed today by the city that the Urban Agriculture Ordinance will be submitted to the City Council at the February 28 City Council meeting. Based on that, and on other items that are on tonight’s City Council agenda, we’re going to confine our public remarks to one speaker in […]