Online Fundraising Launch for Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program
Each year in partnership with the BC Association of Farmers' Markets and the Healthy Families Program families in need in the Comox Valley access weekly coupons to shop at the Farmers' Market throughout the summer.
Since we are a year round Market, and people need to eat year round, we'd like to extend that program through the winter months.
Now there's an easy way for you to help us do that!
The BC Association of Farmers' Markets has set up a new donor fund in collaboration with Vancity Community Foundation. Individuals, local businesses, sports teams and other organizations can now donate directly to the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) and be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Today, the FMNCP currently impacts the lives of 10,000 lower- income British Columbians from over 3,500 households along with nearly 1,000 BC farmers in 55 communities across the province. The BCAFM began delivering this program in 2012 in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority.
Donors can choose monthly or one time donations, as well as the community where they would like the funds to go to.
If you are interested in helping us reach our goal of feeding families through the winter please donate now: https://www.vancitycommunityfoundation.ca/give/donor-advised-funds/BCAFM-nutrition-coupon-program
Each $20 donation will feed a family once, $240 will feed them from Oct - December.
For more information or to get involved, feel free to contact our Executive Director Vickey Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 250.218.0321.
May we all be fed wholesome healthy food!