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Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition's Fundraiser:

Help Cambridge neighbors buy fresh food!

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THE STORY:

MAKING FRESH FOOD ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

Help low-income families and individuals purchase fresh, healthy, local food at two summer-to-fall farmers markets in Cambridge and the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market!

Funds raised will be used to match SNAP* benefits up to $15- that means if SNAP shoppers spend $15 in SNAP money they will receive $30 to spend at the market every week! In addition SNAP shopping lists and recipes will be available- good for shoppers on any budget! Plus, you’ll be keeping your food dollars in the local economy!

Here’s what 2016 SNAP customers in Cambridge are saying about SNAP matching:

 “You would have to be crazy to not love the SNAP Match program. It provides me with the opportunity to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables” – Cambridge Elderly Resident

“I love the SNAP Match program because it helps me buy more fruits and vegetables for my family. I love to cook and provide my family with healthy vegetables. SNAP Match helps me because I can plan what I am going to cook for my family every week based on the affordable produce at the farmers market.” – Cambridge Mom

“The SNAP Match program helps me with buying more nutrient rich food. It is more difficult to afford fresh food from supermarkets so it’s great to have this opportunity from SNAP Match”     – Cambridge Student

“At farmers markets you can get more food for cheaper. SNAP Match is like a supplement, it really makes the difference between eating and not eating every week” – Disabled Cambridge Resident  

Federal funding for SNAP faces constant political pressure and budget cuts, which limit healthy food choices for low-income families and individuals. Supplementing SNAP money with matching funds has been shown to make market produce more affordable in many communities, including Cambridge.

With your help, the Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition has successfully raised funds to support the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market as well as the summer to fall farmers markets on Mondays in Central Square and on Tuesdays at the Harvard’s Science Center.

*Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called “food stamps.” Based on maximum SNAP benefits: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligibility

**The Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition is a collaboration of the Cambridge Public Health Department, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department, Food for Free, Mass Farmers Markets, Harvard University, the Cambridge Community Center, and the Cambridge Community Foundation (acting as the coalition's fiscal sponsor). 

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$2,060

MONEY RAISED
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  • Josefine Wendel

    $75

  • Margiana Petersen-Rockney

    $15

  • Kim Motylewski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Valentine Talland

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Victoria Lewis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marc McGovern

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Janet Green

    $50

  • Cheryl Suchors

    $50

  • Sherry Hall

    $100

  • In memory of Julie

    $100

  • Lisa Dobberteen MD

     

  • Minka vanBeuzekom

    $100

  • Sasha Purpura

     

  • Martin & Paula Turnbull

    $500

  • Anonymous

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  • Natasha Brodie

    $75

  • The Lewis Family

    $50

  • Olive Pierce

    $100

  • Anonymous

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41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,060 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition

Amount Raised

$1,485

 

30% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Marc McGovern

Amount Raised

$300

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Olive Pierce

Olive Pierce

DONATION: $100

In Memory of 10 months ago

The Lewis Family

The Lewis Family

DONATION: $50

Thanks to the farmers! 10 months ago

Natasha Brodie

Natasha Brodie

DONATION: $75

10 months ago

Anonymous

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DONATION: $25

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $25

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Martin & Paula Turnbull

Martin & Paula Turnbull

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Sasha Purpura

Sasha Purpura

2 years ago