Date: April 18th, 2013

Farmers Market Program Seeks Matching Donations

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An anonymous donor has offered up to $3,000 in matching donations for the Janesville Farmers Market Coupon Program Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. The Farmers Market Coupon Program provides coupons to ECHO clients that may be redeemed for fresh produce at the Janesville Farmers Market.

The donor will match funds raised dollar for dollar. The deadline for the match is June 1.

Donations to the Janesville Farmers Market Coupon Program Fund should be made directly to the Community Foundation. Credit card donations may be made online at the Community Foundation’s website, www.cfsw.org. Checks may be mailed to the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin at 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548. Checks should be made out to the “Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin” but show a designation to the Janesville Farmers Market Coupon Program.

Coupons will be available to ECHO clients through the ECHO office at the beginning of June. Each coupon is worth $5 towards fresh produce purchased at the Janesville Farmers Market. Each month, individuals will be eligible for one coupon, married couples will be eligible for two coupons, and families will be eligible for four coupons. For information on coupon distribution, contact Jessica Schafer at the ECHO office, (608) 754-5333.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin has teamed with ECHO to facilitate the coupon program that brings food pantry clients together with local growers.

The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations to the Community Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information on making a donation, contact the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin at (608) 758-0883.