Friday, February 22, 2019

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This program is made available to our community through the generous support from the BC Association of Farmers Markets and the Province of BC.   During each Farmers Market season coupons booklets worth $15 / week are made available to households that fit into the program demographic.  These coupons are then taken to the market and spent simular 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, the Conayt Society, and our local Infant Development Team.  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.

 

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

 

Partners:

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

The Conayt Friendship Center           http://www.conayt.com/

Nicola Valley Infant Develop Team     http://www.idpofbc.ca/