Since 2007, the Platteville Farmer’s Market, Main Street Program, and Food Pantry have teamed together to provide food to local residents in need by sponsoring the Main Street Nutrition Program and the Food Pantry Program (FPP). Both programs help support a lifestyle of healthy living for citizens in the southwest region of Wisconsin by distributing $40 in vouchers that can be used to purchase locally grown fresh produce, baked items, honey, fruits and berries, eggs, meats, food plants at the Platteville Farmer’s Market.
During the 2018 Farmers’ Market season, $6,979 was redeemed by seniors and families. Through these programs, seniors and low-income families not only enjoy access to the freshest produce, but also participate in a community event.
As these programs continue to grow, so does our need for sponsors. Your contribution of $40 will support an individual senior or a family; $80 will support 2 seniors or 2 families. Please contribute at a level with which you are comfortable.
If you know of an organization or group that would like to learn more about these programs, please let us know. We would be glad to visit with you and discuss this opportunity in greater detail.