Exciting developments are afoot in Sacramento: thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Ecology Center, Roots of Change, Public Health Institute, and Latino Coalition for a Health California, the California Nutrition Incentive Act (AB 1321) was introduced on Friday by Assemblymember Phil Ting. Coauthored by Rob Bonta, Lois Wolk, Marc Levine, and Henry Perea, the… Read more »
Today, the Ecology Center is launching our new Market Match website, MarketMatch.org. This new mobile compatible website informs shoppers, funders, partners, and the general public about the Market Match program. It builds support for the program, and it assists shoppers in locating the nearest CalFresh-accessible farmers’ market, including those that offer Market Match.
Established in… Read more »
Here’s what’s inspiring us to think big for 2015:
1. We helped pass Measure D, doing what we always do: convening, creating content-rich events, engaging the community, and changing the environment so it supports health, justice, and resilience.
2. Market Match expanded to 153 farmers’ markets in California, creating 46,412 purchases of affordable fruits and… Read more »
Today, #GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back to our communities. This #GivingTuesday, help us improve healthy food access for low-income families in 2015!
In 2014, the Ecology Center’s Market Match program gave thousands of families who rely on food stamps extra dollars to spend on fruits and vegetables grown… Read more »
According to the national Farmers’ Market Coalition, $16.6 million in SNAP benefits were redeemed at farmers’ markets nationally in 2013. That’s a sharp increase from $4.2 million just five years ago. The number of farmers’ markets is also on the rise. If these trends continue, it could mean good changes for what’s on the plates… Read more »