Information from Chloe Rico, Community Food Organizer
With the start of the Newport Farmers’ Market season, comes the continuation of the Lemonade Project. The market is looking for volunteers to help at The Lemonade Project booth on Saturdays during the farmers market to squeeze and sell lemonade. It’s a really fun time getting to know the farmers market customers. Come and volunteer one Saturday!
The proceeds from the lemonade go toward boosting the buying power of those on SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), to where they can take home more fresh fruits and vegetables for their meals. The Newport Food Pantry recently announced that nearly 25% of the population of Newport is signed up for food. So there’s a lot of hungry people out there. Money raised at the lemonade stand ensures each SNAP shopper at the farmers market receives an additional six dollars toward purchases which helps them stretch their food dollars while adding healthy fruits, vegetables and local foods to their diets.
To sign up to volunteer for this worthwhile activity call 541-867-8672.