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Jun 25 - Jun 29

PHONE: 617-899-5095

TIME: 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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For a seventh year, Union Square Main Streets and local businesses proudly present Good Food for All, a week-long community campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Union Square Farmers Market’s local SNAP match.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously Food Stamps) recipients often find fresh, local food at farmers markets inaccessible, yet these foods are vital for strong and healthy immune systems. Since 2005, USMS has raised more than $83,000 to match SNAP dollars, making it possible for more neighbors to participate in and enjoy the bounty of our Farmers Market.

Participating businesses show their dedication to the Union Square community by donating in support of the SNAP Match—funds that are spent at the Union Square Farmers Market—not at their own brick-and-mortars. Prioritizing inclusivity and community health are values important to many independently owned businesses in the Square and Good Food For All is proud to highlight them throughout the fundraiser. Celebrate these businesses by dining, shopping and playing with them.

How much does this matter? During the 2010 Union Square Farmers Market season, the market issued ~$164 in SNAP and match per market. In the 2023 season, the average SNAP and match issued per market was ~$1,562—a 852% increase. This season, demand for the match increased 23% in just the first month. While this increase shows that fresh food continues to be a priority for all neighbors, it also means Good Food For All is even more important than ever.

You, your friends and neighbors are invited to come to the table and to help us sustain an inclusive Farmers Market. Make your donation here today!


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