From an email:
“Thanks to all of our friends and neighbors who came out last weekend to officially kick off the fifth season of the Columbia Heights farmers market! We’re excited to make 2014 the best season yet.
Now we need your help. Last year, our farmers market matching funds program provided over $13,000 to make it easier for low-income families to eat healthy and stretch their food budgets. It’s simple. If a customer spends $5 dollars on fruits and vegetables at the market using Federal nutrition benefits like food stamps, we provide an additional $5.
$5 in food stamps = $10 in healthy fruits and vegetables
$10 in food stamps = $20 in healthy fruits and vegetables
The program reached more than 1,200 families in the last two years alone. But we need your help to make sure these families can count on us again this year.
We need to raise $10,000 by May 21st to ensure that low income families can access healthy, affordable food for the entire 2014 market season.
Every dollar helps, so please donate today. Many thanks for your support, and we’ll see you at the market!”