Help us fund our Veterans Food Security Initiative!
This year we are excited to be rolling out our Veterans Food Security Program, to provide North Andover’s low-income veterans with assistance accessing the quality goods available at our market. We are proud to be launching this program in coordination with our parent organization, the North Andover Merchants Association; and in conjunction with North Andover Veterans Services. Much of this funding is due to the generosity of the North Andover Merchants Association and our local businesses.
Join us for a special event on June 13th at 7:00 pm
To expand funding of the Veterans Food Security Program, we are inviting you to join us at our 2019 Season Kick Off on Thursday, June 13th. It will include a tasting of select wines and spirits, as well as hors d’oeuvres provided by Farmers Market vendors who will be attending our upcoming season. Each guest will receive a special gift for supporting our markets effort to increase accessibility. Tickets to this event are limited! 100% of the proceeds from this event will fund the Veterans Food Security Fund. Venue, drinks and staff generously donated by Wine ConneXtion.
How else can you help?
Have questions, or want to know how to help? Perhaps you have a raffle item to donate? Email us at email@example.com
How does the program work?
The North Andover Farmers Market will be giving our local Veterans Services office vouchers that can be used at our Market. In turn, Veterans Services will distribute these vouchers to low-income veterans using their own eligibility guidelines. When the veterans come to shop at the Farmers Market, they can purchase items from any of our vendors using the vouchers. Vendors will collect the vouchers and, at the end of each market day, will present their accumulated vouchers to a volunteer from the Farmers Market, who will reimburse them with cash. The vouchers will then be given back to Veterans Services to reuse again.
We anticipate the cost of running this program to be approximately $7,000 in 2019. This cost represents the total value of all of the vouchers that will be distributed to veterans throughout the season.
In the News…
Read more in the North Andover Citizen – “North Andover Farmers Market to Give Vouchers to Veterans“