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May 4th, 2014

Participate in 2014 Great Give-May 7 through May 8

by Maryland Farmers Market Association

This year, beginning on May 7th at 6pm and lasting for 24 hours, the Maryland Farmers Market Association will participate in Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s 2014 Great Give – an online fundraising event for local non-profits.

All donations received through the 2014 Great Give will go directly towards funding our Maryland Market Money program. This is a statewide effort to match federal nutrition program benefits that can be spent at farmers markets – increasing the amount of local food that low-income Marylanders can purchase from our farmers.

Maryland Market Money matches SNAP, WIC, and FMNP federal nutrition benefits at market; which means that when any participant visits a market and uses these benefits, they will get additional Maryland Market Money to spend. At a time when 773,200 Marylanders are food insecure, Maryland Market Money incentive dollars are an important tool in the fight to end hunger and food insecurity in Maryland, the wealthiest state in the nation.

There are several ways that you can participate in the 2014 Great Give:

-“Attend” our virtual Facebook event
-Sign up for e-mails and day-of reminders for the 2014 Great Give
-Donate via the MD FMA Donation Page at anytime between May 7th at 6pm through May 8th at 6pm

If you need additional information about the 2014 Great Give, please contact Sarah Niskanen at sniskanen@marylandfma.org. Thank you for your support of the Maryland Farmers Market Association and Maryland Market Money!

 

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