Tuesday, August 12, 2014

4 Days Left to Donate to SNAP 2 IT Double Bucks!

We are 75% of the way there and it's time for that last push. We need to earn $750 by this Friday August 15th to reach our Indiegogo Campaign Goal. SNAP 2 IT will help North City Farmers' Market patrons using EBT or Food Stamps increase their spending power. This will benefit patrons who've found the cost of produce to be inhibiting and it will benefit our vendors who will enjoy more revenue and more visitors to the North City Farmers' Market.

How it works: If a patron comes to the market with their EBT card and asks for money to spend at the market, we will immediately double that amount! So if a patron asks for $10 in EBT coins they will receive an additional $10 to be spent at the market. This program has been in operation for only a few years but has been enormously successful at markets in Kansas City and Detroit, helping low-income shoppers gain access to healthy and affordable fruits and vegetables and helping markets grow and expand. In just a few years the Beans and Greens program in Kansas City grew from 2 markets taking SNAP to over $150,000 in double bucks at 15 markets!

Your support will help our market grow and it will help many residents of Old North gain improved access to fresh and healthy food at an affordable price. Go to SNAP 2 IT! Double bucks program for food stamps to donate and learn more. And remember, the market has 10 more Saturdays for you to come and get some delicious food, from 10 to 1 right on Crown Square!