Fundraising

FMF

Farmers Market Fund Campaign Stories
Through their Double Up Food Bucks program, Farmers Market Fund matches Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) dollars for low-income shoppers at farmers markets across the state of Oregon. As part of their Willamette Week Give!Guide fundraising campaigns, I wrote profiles of food system participants who benefit from the program, like small-scale vegetable farmers and farmers market managers.

Meet Persephone Farm
Meet Ari, Market Coordinator
Meet Genevieve, beginning farmer
Meet Nicki, beginning farmer

 

Grant Writing and Fundraising
In 2015, I wrote a grant to fund a self-designed internship working on food access projects in Portland, Oregon, a far fling from my then-home in Charlottesville, Virginia. While in Portland, I wrote a collaborative $250,000 grant to expand the CSA Partnerships for Health program, then in its pilot year, to serve more low-income folks at county health clinics. Today the program is still going strong.

I currently serve on the Board of the Oregon Farmers Markets Association, where I assist the fundraising committee with grant writing for various programs to help farmers markets flourish across the state and work on an update of the organization’s website.

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