Fresh to Families

As a non-profit organization with deep roots in the community, we at Vancouver Farmers Markets believe that healthy, locally grown food should be available to everyone, regardless of income.

 

Families from Circles of Care and Connection shopping at Main St. Station Market

Started in 2015, our Fresh to Families Project aims to get fresh food direct from our farmers onto the dinner plates of low income families, newly arrived refugees, and at risk expectant mothers living in our community.

Fresh to Families is an expansion project of the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program, a province-wide healthy eating initiative that works with community agencies across BC to:

+ support low income families, seniors, and expectant mothers with food skills & nutritional programming

+ provide participating households with fresh food coupons that can be spent at farmers markets for produce, meat, eggs, & dairy

+ support the livelihood of BC farmers and producers through increased sales at farmers markets

Helmers Organics in Pemberton, BC

Good for Families – Good for Farmers.

The Fresh to Families Project currently supports 110 low income families in Vancouver, and directly benefits the livelihoods of over 80 local farmers. With many more households already waitlisted for the 2018 season, we aim to triple the number of families in the program by 2020.

Help us meet our goal to send more families in need to the markets – donate to Fresh to Families today! Donations of $20 or more are eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt through our partners at Vancity Foundation.

Is your business interested in becoming a corporate sponsor of the Fresh to Families Project? View our Sponsorship Program here.


Thank you to our Fresh to Families Project sponsors:

 

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Our partners in the community:

 

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Mount Pleasant Family Centre Circles of Care and Connection