Local Food Access Fund
City: Warrenton, OR, 97146
About Us
We are seeking funding to support food insecurity in our community!

Your contribution enables us to procure local produce from our market vendors, redistributing it to community members facing food insecurity. Your financial support directly facilitates the purchase of food from our vendors, creating a mutually beneficial scenario for our local economy. Not only do small business vendors receive fair compensation for their products, but the food is also distributed to individuals in our community who require assistance.

Currently, we have temporarily halted the acceptance of SNAP benefits as we navigate the reapplication process with the USDA for relicensing. The pause on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Double Up Food Bucks Program (DUFB) is a significant setback, potentially extending into spring 2024. This disruption severely impacts our ability to provide local food access to those in need.

In response to the SNAP changes, we've initiated the "Free Food Box" program, offering a box of local food valued at approximately $40 to anyone expressing a need for food, regardless of SNAP eligibility. However, we're quickly depleting funds for this program and urgently seek financial support to meet the needs of our constituents affected by our temporary inability to accept SNAP during the reapplication period.

Your donation not only provides free food to those in need but also directly supports our local producers. Any amount you contribute plays a vital role in our mission to make local food accessible to everyone.