The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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Do you love farmers' markets? Do you want to increase fresh food access in your neighborhood? Then join the Farmers' Market Brigade!
Brigade volunteers help distribute Produce Plus checks at participating neighborhood farmers’ markets in DC. Through the Produce Plus program, DC residents who receive SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, Medicare QMB, TANF, Grocery Plus (Senior CSFP), or SSI Disability can receive $10 twice per week to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
The farmers’ markets and the city need your help to run this program!
As a volunteer, your key responsibilities are:
Commit to 5 volunteer slots between June and September (4-5 hours of time each)
Attend one two-hour training
Distribute Produce Plus checks at a farmers’ market
Treat all farmers' market customers with respect and dignity
Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Alice Reilly at email@example.com or 202-601-9200 ext. 211 for information about upcoming trainings.