Everybody Eats

Kathryn LaSusa Yeomans gives a cooking demo at the Belmont Center as part of the Market’s 2012 Senior Food Delivery Program

The Montavilla Farmers Market 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 2012, over 156,000 individuals in Multnomah County received support from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more than any other county in the state of Oregon. Since 2009, the Market has maintained a program called “Everybody Eats” that helps families experiencing food insecurity have access to the best quality, locally grown food.

Everybody Eats allows the market to supplement the shopping budget for participants of the SNAP program. Match tokens are distributed directly to families & individuals that might otherwise feel unable to shop at the farmers market. Thanks to the generous support of New Seasons Market, Farmers Market Fund and the Everybody Eats Program of Montavilla Farmers Market, this increases these shopper’s purchasing power by up to $10 each time they come to the market.

Anyone can donate to Everybody Eats at the Market’s Information Booth using their debit card, cash, or check. You may also mail a check made out to the “Montavilla Farmers Market” with “Everybody Eats” in the memo line, or donate online through PayPal. Help us ensure that everybody eats at our farmers market this season!

Montavilla Farmers Market
P. O. Box 16238
Portland, OR 97292

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2015 Everybody Eats Infographic