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what we do

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Promoting health, wellness, and an active lifestyle for the Mattapan community.


Here in Mattapan, we face significant health challenges. Our founder, Vivien Morris, created MFFC as a grassroots organization to provide solutions for the community, by the community. Speaking to Mattapan residents, MFFC identified 5 core issues that we seek to resolve: environmental inequities, lack of healthy food access, lack of youth engagement opportunities, feeling unheard, and limited physical activity opportunities. We created 5 focus areas to address each issue and bring solutions to Mattapan that residents have advocated for. So, what does it look like when a community leads? It looks like MFFC. It looks like family. 

Who we serve

MFFC serves the community of Mattapan but all neighbors are welcome to participate in every event, service, and program! We have special community programs focused on seniors, youth, and families with children. We serve about 7,000 community members annually and we want to increase that number! All of our activities and community events are free and open to all!

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Community Empowerment

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Built Environment

Mattapan farmers market

Food Access + Nutrition Ed.

Mattapan youth

Youth Development

Our Impact

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Mattapan residents engaging in physical activity

Physical Activity


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Mattapan Square Farmers Market

raised at our Black

Lives Green Spaces Campaign

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accumulated by residents

Our Values


Equity & Antiracism

We build agency among community residents to address the historic impact of systemic and institutional racism


Health & Wellness

We advocate alongside the community for policy, system, and structural changes that promote healthy behaviors. We provide and create resources to promote healthy interactions between community members


Community Ownership & Empowerment

We empower residents to voice their needs and wants, build a sense of agency over their health, and create a community they deserve to live in


Lets stay in touch!

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Relationship Building Grounded in Trust

We commit to building meaningful relationships with the community and collaborating with partners to create a thriving and healthy Mattapan founded on integrity and trust



We honor and recognize that the community's thoughts, feelings, and diverse backgrounds are invaluable and essential to work toward a healthy community.


Youth Power

We believe in the limitless potential of young people and choose to invest in them as the key to a healthier future for our communities and world

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Community Meetings

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Join Us!

Join us for our next community meeting on June 11th. All community voices are welcome, we look forward to seeing everyone! Our meetings are held virtually on Zoom, clink the link to register.

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June 11
Tuesday: 7:00 PM EST

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Upcoming Meetings

News & Blog

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