The Lemonade Project Needs Volunteers!
What is “The Lemonade Project” ?
“The Lemonade Project” is a social enterprise sponsored by the Newport Farmers Market. Volunteers make and sell fresh squeezed lemonade at the Newport Farmers Market.
What is the purpose?
The proceeds from the lemonade sales fund a program benefiting shoppers at the Market who participate in S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called Food Stamps). The Project provides S.N.A.P. shoppers with matching funds, up to 6 dollars each week, when they use their benefits card at the Market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
How does it work?
S.N.A.P. shoppers can use their electronic benefits card to purchase $1.00 tokens using our ATM machine at the market manager’s table. The Farmers Market will give them a matching dollar amount in tokens, up to $6.00. These tokens can be used at the Farmers Market to purchase food; fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, bread and plants that produce food such as tomatoes, peppers, herbs, etc.
This program encourages low-income shoppers to come to the Farmers Market and helps to stretch their limited food dollars while adding healthy fruits and vegetables to their diet.
The Newport Farmers Market is committed to providing access to fresh, locally grown foods for everyone!
If you or your business or organization would like to help with this effort by volunteering on a Saturday morning at the booth, please contact Katie McNeil 541-961-1006 for more information and scheduling. It is fun and easy and everyone has a great time for a good cause!