The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition draws on the wonderful ethnic and cultural diversity of the Mattapan community to promote a healthy living environment, with a focus on access to healthy foods and the promotion of physical fitness for all ages.
Mattapan will become known as one of the healthiest communities in Boston, with easy access to affordable and healthy food. Our streets will be clean, safe and walk-able. Our residents of all ages and abilities will take regular advantage of the abundant and inviting play spaces and recreational opportunities.
The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition is involved with a variety of projects aimed at improving the health of the Mattapan community. These projects include:
Access to Healthy and Affordable Foods
- The Mattapan Farmers Market — July 13 – October 12, 2013
- Mobile Farm Stand
- Healthy on the Block – Corner Store Project
- Gardening Promotion
Physical Activity Promotion
- Mattapan Moving for Life — June 8, 2013
- Mattapan Walking Group — June 12 – July 17, 2013
- Mattapan Bike-A-Thon
- Promoting Parks and Greenways
Promoting Inter-Generational Reliance
- Youth Elder Connection
News & Events
Mattapan Moving For Life 2013
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 9:00am – 1pm at the Boston Nature Center. Help us promote this event!
Mattapan Walking Group – June 12 – July 17, 2013
Join us for a walk around the Mattapan community Wednesday mornings at 8 am or Friday evenings at 6 pm.
Mattapan Farmers’ Market (Returning July 13th, 2013)
Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand (Returning Summer 2013)
MFFC/Common Boston Tour, July, 23, 2012
Myra Greenfield of The PescoVegeratian Times blogged about our time touring the neighborhood observing MFFC’s efforts in promoting a healthy living evnironment. This event was sponsored by Common Boston.
See our Facebook album for more picutres.
We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Mildred Ave. Community Center, 5 Mildred Ave. For more information about getting involved please email us or call us at 617-696-2900.
Please read the organization bylaws for questions about the organization structure and the upcoming elections.
The MFFC supports the Boston wide effort to encourage healthy eating through the soda free summer challenge. Go to the link below and sign on!