Mighty Cause is a donation platform for nonprofit organizations like our own! Please read our latest update and consider donating towards our cause of providing double SNAP benefits. This doubling of benefits helps to provide families with nutrient filled products and supports our local farmers. We have collected $2,432 towards our goal of $10,000!! And we are hoping with the support from all of you, that we can reach that goal!
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Latest Spring Update:
Spring has come and our farmers have been busy getting their crops and animals ready for our upcoming market season. These uncertain times that we are experiencing right now have shown how important local farms are in keeping up with the demand of food we need.
The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market (a 501c3 organization) is entering their 19th season! For several years, we have offered greater access to our customers by accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. SNAP is a federal program that offers nutrition assistance to low income families and individuals. The market’s board of directors made a commitment early on to double the value of that benefit for recipients, and we are asking for your help to continue offering the “Double SNAP” program!
“Double SNAP” works like this. When a SNAP customer wants $20 or $30 deducted from their SNAP account, the market will double that amount and give them $40 or $60 worth of tokens to spend throughout the market. The tokens can then be used to purchase (some organic) vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, dairy, bread, eggs, honey, maple products, jams and other healthy foods.
Your donation is used 100% to match our SNAP customer’s available funds. This system allows our customers to more easily access healthy local food and to buy more of it! This program provides a great incentive to eat and shop locally, helps to support both families and individuals in need, and supports the market’s mission to create an accessible venue to buy and sell local products.
For the 2020 season, we are starting with just over $2,400 in funds that have been raised through donations, market membership dues and booth fees, towards the “Double SNAP” program. We are seeking your support to reach our goal of $10,000 for this fund. We currently are doubling SNAP token purchases up to $40. This provides the recipient $80 in tokens to spend on healthy and nutritious products from within their own community.
One hundred percent of donations will support increasing the benefits of this program. This is a win-win program because it boosts our area economy and allows SNAP customers to purchase more affordable, local and healthy food.
WAYS YOU CAN DONATE:
At the market manager booth during the market, mail or donation page
Your tax-deductible contribution may be sent to
Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market
PO Box 564
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896
Thank you very much your consideration.
Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market Board of Directors & SNAP Coordinator