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 »
The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board published an opinion piece this weekend that says law-makers in Sacramento fumbled when they let AB 2385 die in the Appropriations Committee. The proposed bill would have had a lot of bang for its buck, by establishing a fund that would allow California to receive matching federal funds. The combined… Read more »
The LA Times is on a roll! They followed up last month’s article on the expansion of Market Match in LA County with a piece this week on the statewide background and potential impact of Market Match. This five year old program connects shoppers who receive food assistance like CalFresh and WIC with fresh, healthy… Read more »