This year, we have seen a 250% increase in SNAP usage at our market. We were able to increase our weekly match per household for the first half of the season, but without further funding, had to reduce it back down to $20 weekly. “We’re seeing a huge rise in SNAP match transactions, likely because of COVID-19 and its effect on employment and food security,” said Mike Quinn, board treasurer and outgoing board president. “This year we are on pace to exhaust our SNAP match budget before the season ends.
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Donating is easy. Simply use Venmo or PayPal, or make a donation by credit card at the market table on Thursdays, 3-7pm through October 15th.
We are grateful for your support today in helping to feed our greater community.