food & fitness
Promoting health, wellness, and an active lifestyle for the Mattapan community.
The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) is a collaborative organization, bringing together Mattapan residents, organizations and others to work on improving the food and physical activity environments in Mattapan. MFFC promotes healthy behaviors through its membership, its networks, and its partnerships with other organizations. MFFC provides leadership through community engagement.
MFFC is a grassroots movement in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston designed for making healthy and affordable food, safe and inviting recreational spaces and streets and sidewalks readily accessible to all.
Our organization grew out of an effort to draw 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.
Positive changes in these areas complement other efforts to decrease health problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other health conditions .
Mission Statement: To promote health and healthy behaviors by improving the nutritional and physical activity environments for Mattapan residents and residents of surrounding communities.
Vision Statement: Mattapan will become known as one of the healthiest communities in Boston, with easy access to affordable and healthy food options. Our streets will be clean, safe, walk-able, and bike-able. Our residents of all ages and abilities will take regular advantage of the abundant and inviting play spaces and recreational opportunities.