MFM Needs Your Help to Keep SNAP Match Program in 2018

Jen selling SNAP tokens and offering SNAP match at the Info Tent in 2017. Photo by Lily Roselyn.

MFM Needs Your Help to Keep SNAP Match Program in 2018

March 28, 2018 |  by  |  Blog

Since 2009, Montavilla Farmers Market’s Everybody Eats program has provided over $50,000 in SNAP Match to our shoppers, but the Federal grant that funded this program is going away in 2018. We need your help to keep this program alive, and make sure the market remains accessible for everyone in Montavilla! You can join in with this effort by donating online on the MFM website.

MFM believes that everyone, regardless of income, should have the opportunity to eat healthy, high-quality food that nourishes both the body and our community. In 2009, Montavilla Farmers Market launched the Everybody Eats program for customers using SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, what most folks know as food stamps). Here’s how the program works: for every SNAP dollar a person spends at the market (up to $10), the Everybody Eats program gives a match of one dollar to use for fresh, healthy food. This essentially doubles a customer’s purchasing power from $10 to $20. See your friends and neighbors share what the Everybody Eats program means to them in this awesome video!

MFM is committed to continuing the Everybody Eats program in 2018, and we need your help. Our goal this year is to fundraise $6,000. This season, please consider donating what you can to keep this powerful, community oriented food justice program alive.

Donate online via PayPal account or your credit or debit card, here. Or you can mail a check to:

Everybody Eats
c/o Montavilla Farmers Market
P. O. Box 16238
Portland, OR 97292

 

Thank you!

 

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