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.


 

Today is #GivingTuesday! This December 1st, 2020, consider donating to the Fresh to Families Fund to help feed Vancouver families in need and support local producers.

  • A $25 donation brings a family to the farmers markets one time
  • A $100 donation brings a family to the market for an entire month
  • A $400 donation brings a family to the market for an entire market season, June to October

This #GivingTuesday your donation has quadruple the impact. Fresh to Families coupons always have double the impact – each Fresh to Families coupon dollar feeds families with fresh, local food, while also benefiting local farmers, who get the full value of each coupon. However this year, thanks to $13,500 in matching funds generously donated by local businesses, any donation made by December 1, 2020 will be matched dollar for dollar. 

To donate, click here.

Learn more about our Giving Tuesday campaign & our Fresh to Families partners here.

 


 

 

 

Since 2015, our Fresh to Families Fund has provided fresh food direct from our farms and producers to 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

 


Good for Families – Good for Farmers

 

Helmers Organics in Pemberton, BC
Families from Circles of Care and Connection shopping at Main St. Station Market

The Fresh to Families Project currently supports 175 low income families in Vancouver, and directly benefits the livelihoods of over 80 local farmers.

We need to raise $40,000 at minimum by April 2021 to enrol the same number of families we were able to provide with coupons during this pandemic year.

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?

Sponsoring the Fresh to Families Fund is tax deductible.

View our Sponsorship Program here.

 


Thank you to our Fresh to Families sponsors & supporters!

 

“Even though Horizon specializes in the distribution of packaged organic and natural food we fully understand the importance of our local farming communities and the role they play in the connection between access to healthy food options and food security. Fresh to Families is a total win-win that we are super happy to be able to support.” – Terri Newell, Horizon Grocery + Wellness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our partners in the community:

 

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Building Blocks Program

 

Unknown .  Healthiest Babies Possible Program, Youth Prenatal + Parenting Program, and Public Health Dieticians

 

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Mount Pleasant Family Centre Circles of Care and Connection