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Help Cambridge Neighbors Access Fresh Food

June 4, 2014

The Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition is helping three farmers markets in Cambridge raise matching funds for SNAP (formerly food stamps) participants, giving low-income families and individuals access to fresh, nutritious, locally-grown produce.

For every $5 donated, a family on SNAP can spend $10 at a participating Cambridge farmers market. 


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. Donations also help farmers and keep food dollars in the local economy.

For more information and to donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/affordfreshfood/fundraiser/cambridgecommunityfo
 

Particiating markets:


Central Square Farmers Market
Parking lot at Bishop Allen Dr. and Norfolk St.
Mondays, 12 noon - 6 p.m. (May 19 - Nov. 24)

Harvard University Farmers Market
Science Center Plaza
Tuesdays, 12 noon - 6 p.m. (June 10 - Oct. 28)

Winter Market at Cambridge Community Center
5 Callendar Street
Saturdays, January through April

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).
 

MEDIA CONTACT

Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer
617-665-3833
sfeinberg@challiance.org


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