Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition's Fundraiser:

Help Cambridge neighbors access fresh food!

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Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition's Photo
Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition's Photo
Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition's Photo
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THE STORY:

MAKING FRESH FOOD ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

This winter, help low-income families and individuals purchase fresh, healthy, local food at 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!

Help us make this benefit available to more people by donating whatever amount you can right now. For every $5 you donate, a family on SNAP can spend $10 on fresh, local, healthy food at a participating Cambridge farmers market.  Plus, you’ll be keeping your food dollars in the local economy!

 

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

“I use EBT at the farmers’ market every week- it really helps my family eat more fresh vegetables and fruit, especially now that my SNAP is doubled here.” ---Sarah, SNAP user”

“I'm doing more cooking -- sweet potatoes, pea shoots, mushrooms. It takes more time, but I know what I'm eating is better for me."

“I love that I can support local food and farming businesses from my community- the SNAP match allows me to do this”

 

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 spring to fall farmers markets in Central Square and 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, Three Square Campaign: Cambridge, and the Cambridge Community Foundation (acting as the coalition's fiscal sponsor). 

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  • Customers of the Farmers' Market at Harvard

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  • Customers of the Farmers' Market at Harvard

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    $100

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Donor Comments

Minka VanBeuzekom

Minka VanBeuzekom

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In honor of Seth and Melinda. 3 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Estelle Disch

Estelle Disch

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Daniele Levine

Daniele Levine

DONATION: $30

Such an important cause... Helping our neighbors get access to fresh, healthy food. I hope others will join togehter to help meet this goal! 6 months ago