Weymouth's Volunteer Food Market Feeding Hundreds Of Families A Month

ONE IN 11 MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DID NOT KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM

ABOUT 650,000 PEOPLE STATEWIDE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO ADEQUATE FOODS AND NUTRIENTS ONE COMMUNITY IS WORKING TO CHANGE THAT Reporter: WAY MOUTH HIGH SCHOOL IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY HAS ACCESS TO PLENTY OF HEALTHY FOODS THEY'VE WORKED HARD TO MAKE THE PROGRAM FEEL DIFFERENT THAN THE TYPICAL FOOD BANK BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY ARE FEED FEED FEEDING HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES A MONTH

FOOD INSECURITY IS A REAL THING ON A DAILY BASIS WITH A LOT OF FAMILY AND STUDENTS I WENT THROUGH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT HIT HOME FOR A WAY TO GIVE BACK TOO THE COMMUNITY Reporter: THAT IS HOW THE FOOD MARKET GOT STARTED INTERESTING IN THIRD YEAR, THE MARKET IS HELD THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN THE CAFETERIA IS IS COMPLETELY RUN BY VOLUNTEERS

NO HOUSEHOLD INCOME REQUIREMENTS AND ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY CAN ATTEND THIS IS ABOUT HAVING HEALTHY OPTIONS, BEING ABLE TO HAVE RESOURCES THAT MAY BE WILL SUPPLEMENT WHAT IS NEEDED FOR SOME FAMILIES FOR OTHERS, IT MAY BE EXTRA OR SOMETHING FOR A NEIGHBOR OR FRIEND I SAID MOM, I ENLISTED YOU

JUST BRING BAGS Reporter: THIS SCHOOL TEACH TEACHER VOLUNTEERS AND HER MOM HAS BEEN COMING TO THE MARKET I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY CAN BE SO GENEROUS TO KNOW THEY'RE HAVING A GOOD MEAL MAKES ME FEEL GOOD Reporter: EVERYONE GETS IF LINE TO REDUCE THE STIGMA AROUND FREE FOOD WE WANT EVERYONE GOING THROUGH THE LINE ANY PRESSURE THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT BEING THERE OR HAVING SOMEONE SEE THEM THERE, IT'S GONE IT'S NOT ABOUT INCOME LEVELS

IT'S ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND GIVING BACK AND BEING TOGETHER THERE'S MUSIC PLAYING IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT VIBE TO IT THAT'S SOMETHING WE WORK HARD TO MAKE SURE WE'RE OFFERING Reporter: THE MARKET FEEDS ABOUT 400 LOCAL FAMILIES EVERY MONTH

AND WEDNESDAYS HAVE A DIFFERENT MEANING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND AND THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER IT'S A HIGHLIGHT IF WE CAN HELP PEOPLE, WHY NOT HELP THEM, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE PART OF THE COMMUNITY IF YOU NEED HELP GETTING THERE, THEY PROVIDE A BUS FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL TO THE HIGH SCHOOL

FOR MORE INFORMATION, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE, WBZCOM AND THEY MAKE EVERYONE GET MANY IN LINE AND IT'S SPECIAL IF LITTLE KIDS SEE TEACHERS IN LINE TAKING A BAG OF FOOD, IT MELTS AWAY THE AWKWARD FEELINGS THEY MIGHT HAVE GET RID OF THE STIGMA

EXACTLY THAT'S AWESOME IT'S MORE OF A COMMUNITY EVENT RATHER THAN A FOOD BANK LIKE AN EVENT FOR EVERYONE