Today is the last day of our year-end fundraising campaign to ensure that our Double Up Food Bucks program can continue next year.
We have raised over $5,000 to date for Double Up at the Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets – on our way to our “extra-stretch-goal” for this campaign of $7,000! Thank you so much to all those who have donated already. Your support will make it possible for this program to continue, helping thousands of our low-income neighbors afford to purchase fresh, local produce at the farmers market.
One in five 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 the Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets.
Since the pandemic began, food insecurity is on the rise nationwide. At the Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Market, SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) usage has increased by more than 40% this year! Your help is needed now more than ever. We have never seen this kind of need before.
In the past ten years we have distributed over $220,000 to thousands of SNAP recipients. This has been made possible by the generosity of many individual donors.
You can join our effort by giving at our campaign page today. If you prefer to make a contribution by check, you can mail it 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!”
Make a gift to Double Up Food Bucks today – because everyone deserves to eat healthy, fresh, local food.