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Sunday, October 02, 2022

Additional Programs

Farmers Market Coupon Program

 

This program is made available to our community through the generous support from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health and the BC Farmers Market Association.

During each Farmers Market season, coupon booklets worth $21 / each are made available to households that fit into the program demographic.  These coupons are then taken to the market and spent similar to cash on fruit, vegetables, and other items allowed within the program.  

In addition to the provincial partners, we also have local partners including Merritt Youth and Families and Merritt Moms.  These partners help us to identify families that would benefit from this program, assist in food related training, and also assist in the allocation of the coupons if those families don't regularily access food bank services.   We thank them for their partnerships because when we all work together our whole community benefits. 

** income levels for this program are based on the Stats Canada LICOs income levels rather than our lower local food bank income levels.  If you are interested in finding out more information on this please access the links below or call and speak to a volunteer for clarification.

Applications will be available at the Food bank or one of it’s partners. 

http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/nutrition-coupon-program

 Partners:

Merritt Youth and Family Resources   http://www.merrittfamilyresources.com/

The Conayt Friendship Center  -

Merritt Moms and Families         http://www.conayt.com/

Christmas Hamper Program

Applications are now in.  If you have submitted your application please allow 1 week for processing, then re-attend to pick up your confirmation sheet with assigned number.  

**No hampers will be given out without an assigned hamper number.*

 

If you are interested in sponsoring a family as part of this community program please fill out the sponsor application and return that to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in person as soon as possible so we can ensure enough time to get the information back to you.  Thank you for helping our community during the holiday season.

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PO Box 2719
2026 Quilchena Ave.
Merritt, BC
V1K 1B8
Canada


PHONE: 250.378.2282

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