Cape Cod Foundation To Present Food Security Forum

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Cape Cod Foundation will present a virtual community forum, “Food Security & Access Across Cape Cod” on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. It is the first in a series of forums planned for 2021 to share information about the region’s current needs, resources and opportunities for community engagement with a larger audience.

“Over the past year, our local food pantries and food programs have reported 100 percent to 300 percent increases in demand for services,” said Kristin O’Malley, president and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “Nonprofit organizations have also had to implement different distributions models to serve those who can’t get to pantries or access other programs at this time.”

The presenters are: Christine Menard, executive director of Family Pantry of Cape Cod; Tammy Leone, executive director of Cape Kid Meals; and Maryanne Ryan, director of community services of Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands.

The forum is free and open to all. It will also be recorded to share after the event.

Register at to attend or to receive a link to the recording after the event.

Upcoming forums will address housing and homelessness; mental & behavioral health; education; and other key issues