PHOTO GALLERY: A tasty community collaboration

Jan 25, 2023 | A Day in Photos


Dave Ferraresi, Family Table Collaborative Board Member, grabs haddock chowder and Provencal Fish Stew to hand out with Gov. Maura Healey.

By Doreen Leggett

“Healthier people create healthier communities,” is the catchphrase of the Family Table Collaborative and local seafood is a big part of that.  The Family Table gets donations from local fishermen, including Jesse Rose of the Midnight Our, as well as cases of haddock chowder and Provencal Fish Stew from the Fishermen’s Alliance. To highlight the Small Boats, Big Taste program and to share healthy, delicious, sustainable seafood caught by local fishermen, more than 200 containers of soup was given out as part of Gov. Maura Healey’s “Team Up Massachusetts” service event in Yarmouth.  See how it unfolded.

The old Riverway was filled with volunteers, including Steve Leibowitz, who helped prepare healthy meals for neighbors in need.

Jeni Wheeler, in red, started the Family Table Collaborative in 2020 to help Cape Codders who struggle with food insecurity and nutrition.

Gov. Maura Healey drew lots of well wishers at the Yarmouth event, held days before she was sworn in.

A new non-profit, the Family Table Collaborative has big plans – including raising $600,000 to secure the purchase of Riverway.

Gov. Maura Healey and her Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll pitched in with the rest to ready meals for those lined up outside.

Many local politicans were on hand, inlcuding Rep. Kip Diggs, of Barnstable, who gave out haddock chowder.

Maura Healey, Jeni Wheeler amd Kim Driscoll share a moment while delivering meals to waiting cars.

Dave Ferraresi, owner of Gustare Oils & Vinegars in Chatham, and a supporter of the Fishermen’s Alliance, has a lot of Provencal Fish Stew to give out.


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