One in six of your neighbors is facing food insecurity this holiday season. You can put fresh local produce on their dinner table by giving to Double Up Food Bucks at Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets.
For the past ten years we’ve distributed over $180,000 to thousands of SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) recipients. This has been made possible by the generosity of many individual donors.
Today we are launching a fundraising campaign to continue the program next year. You can give to Double Up Food Bucks on our website here. Help us raise $3,000 by the end of the year!
If you prefer to make a contribution by cash or check, you can bring it to the farmers market information booth any Tuesday through December 17th, and it’ll be added to our fundraising total. You can also mail a check to Lloyd Farmers Market, PO Box 13233, Portland, OR 97213. Checks should be made out to Farmers Market Fund, with “Lloyd Farmers Market” in the memo line.
Donations to this campaign are tax-deductible, thanks to our fiscal sponsor Farmers Market Fund. Farmers Market Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.
Every $10 you give means one more family can buy fresh, local fruits and vegetables. That means more food in the pantry. That means more sales for our family farmers. And it means a healthier community:
“This program is actually helping my kids grow! They have eaten more fruit this summer than ever before.”
“I feel much more connected to the community and to the food I eat when I buy fresh and local from the farmers market. Thank you!”