Help bring fresh and local foods to all Alexandria residents by supporting our Old Town Farmer's Market Double Dollars Program!
Do you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables? Shouldn’t every Alexandrian?
Help bring fresh and local foods to all Alexandria residents by supporting our Old Town Farmers’ Market Double Dollar Program! This program helps customers on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Benefits (SNAP) buy more food at the Old Town Farmers' Market located in Market Square in front of City Hall.
Double Dollars are bonus market tokens which match every SNAP (Food Stamps) purchase at the market dollar for dollar up to 10 dollars per weekly visit. That means that a family can double the amount of healthy produce they are able to buy and prepare every week.
Between April 2013 and April 2014, Old Town Farmers’ Market customers purchased $2,205 worth of SNAP dollars and were matched $1,183. The initial funding for the Double Dollar was made possible through a $2,000 grant from the Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network.
Our goal is to raise $3,000 so we can sustain the Double Dollar program for this Market season and expand our outreach to more families in need.
Thank you to The RunningBrooke Fund for generously providing a $500 matching grant!
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