Bounty-ful: A Local Wine & Artisan Cheese Tasting
Join us for Bounty-ful: A Local Wine & Artisan Cheese Tasting fundraiser to support the Boston Bounty Bucks program on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 pm. The event would be held at the Benjamin Franklin Institute in the South End neighborhood of Boston Bountiful and will highlight wine and cheese right from the source-- our very own New England farms. We'll also have cider, mead as well as local bites to eat and live music! Bottled wine and cheese will be on sale to the public for take away.
The Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness is a non-profit coalition that coordinates the administration and promotion of the Boston Farmers Market program (www.bostonfarmersmarkets.org) BCFF works with 27 regular seasonal and winter markets throughout the city of Boston to promote healthy, local and accessible food to all communities. The Boston Bounty Bucks program helps to make healthy food more affordable by providing a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10, each time a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) client shops at a participating farmers market. SNAP, also known as food stamps, provides financial assistance to enable low-income Americans to purchase food. Participation in the Bounty Bucks program has increased dramatically over the past 5 years and BCFF continues to develop new initiatives to improve participation by increasing awareness and eliminating barriers to participation.
Through our programs, SNAP benefits are now accepted at most of the farmers markets throughout the city of Boston. Since 2008, the financial support for the program from the Boston Mayor’s Office and private funders such as Wholesome Wave Foundation has grown from $1,310 in 2008 to more than $170,000 in 2012. Our goal for this event is to raise much-needed funds to continue to implement this innovative and very important food access program for Boston residents.