Supporting Military Veterans and Local Restaurants with Gift Card Donations

 

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the North Andover Farmers Market used funds from our Veterans Food Security Program to purchase and donate $2500 in gift cards from local restaurants to the Veterans Services office who distributed them to North Andover military Veterans so they could order delivery or take-out from home. Read below to learn more about the Veterans Food Security Program and how to donate. 

  

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Helping Military Veterans in our Community

 

The Farmers Market launched the Veterans Food Security Program in 2019 in conjunction with North Andover Veterans Services to provide North Andover’s low-income Veterans with assistance accessing the quality products available at our market. Much of the funding for this program is due to the generosity of the North Andover Merchants Association and local businesses.

How does the program work?

The Veterans Services office distributes vouchers donated by the Farmers Market to eligible Veterans. When the Veterans come to shop at the Market, they can purchase items from any of our vendors using the vouchers. Vendors collect the vouchers and are reimbursed using funds from the Food Security Program. In 2019, $2,400 in vouchers were used at the Market and we anticipate this number will go up every year.

How can you help?

Donations are always needed to keep this program going! Donations can be made on this page or by mailing a check made out to:

 

North Andover Farmers Market

PO Box 552

North Andover, MA 01845

 

Please indicate “Veterans Fund” in the memo line. Email us at  info@northandoverfarmersmarket.org with any questions.

 

In the News…

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Carolyn Grieco, serving customers at the North Andover Farmers Market, lauds a program that provides vouchers for low-income vets.