Nameless Donor Expands Entry to Wholesome Meals in Danbury
New Grant Delivers $45,000 to CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market
An nameless donor’s generosity is making recent produce accessible to Fairfield County residents who may in any other case not have entry to wholesome meals choices.
Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis introduced as we speak that it has delivered $45,000 to the CityCenter Danbury Farmer’s Market — the newest grant from an unnamed Neighborhood Basis donor who yearly helps the Farmer’s Market by way of a donor-advised fund.
The grant helps decrease the price for seniors, veterans, ladies, youngsters and SNAP recipients to buy recent meals on the market and contains funding to help a brand new school-based program that offers Danbury Public College households entry to native produce by way of the summer season.
“Contemporary meals is a constructing block to higher well being,” stated Peggy Zamore, a nutritionist and coordinator of the market applications, which is managed by CityCenter Danbury. “The continued help by Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis and its beneficiant donor has ensured that we are able to present entry to recent and wholesome meals to those that want it.”
The nameless donor is a longtime supporter of the Farmer’s Market — contributing greater than $350,000 to help its program over the previous 12 years. The most recent grant is available in time for the beginning of the brand new season for The Danbury Farmers’ Market, which runs each Saturday 10 am to 2 pm, from June 25 to Oct. 29 on the Danbury CityCenter Inexperienced.
With the newest grant, this yr’s Farmer’s Market will:
- Settle for and match Supplemental Vitamin Help Program (SNAP) advantages.
- Match state Farmers’ Market Vitamin Program vouchers for low-income seniors and recipients of The Particular Supplemental Vitamin Program for Ladies, Infants, and Kids (WIC).
- Present Market Fruit & Veggie money incentives for seniors and veterans.
- Supply Digital Vitamin, Well being & Health info and courses.
“Each individual in our county — irrespective of the place they dwell — ought to have a chance to entry recent and wholesome meals,” stated Karen R. Brown, the Neighborhood Basis’s Vice President of Growth & Philanthropic Companies. “That’s why we’re proud to help CityCenter Danbury’s Farmers’ Market as soon as once more. We’re thrilled to assist hold this gem of an initiative going sturdy in downtown Danbury – now greater than ever.”
This beneficiant grant is only one of greater than 169 grants totaling greater than $3.7 million which were awarded since mid-March 2020 by way of donor suggested funds at Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis.
A donor suggested fund established at Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis is a simple and cost-effective approach for donors to help their favourite nonprofits wherever within the nation, or world wide. Basis employees work with fund advisors to handle the donor-advised fund, suggest grantees in donor’s areas of curiosity, affirm that the advisable charities meet IRS necessities, after which subject donor-advised grant checks to the recipient nonprofit organizations. Items to the donor-advised fund qualify for a direct and beneficiant tax deduction. For extra details about the Basis’s complete donor-advised fund providers, go to www.fccfoundation.org.
About Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis
Primarily based in Norwalk, Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis promotes philanthropy as a method to create change in Fairfield County, specializing in progressive and collaborative options to important points impacting the neighborhood. People, households, firms and organizations can set up charitable funds or contribute to present funds. The Neighborhood Basis is in compliance with The Council on Foundations’ nationwide requirements and has awarded over $230 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and past. As a trusted nonprofit associate and thought chief, Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis brings collectively neighborhood organizers, enterprise specialists and philanthropists to unravel our area’s challenges. The Neighborhood Basis’s objective is to create an important and inclusive neighborhood, the place each particular person has the chance to thrive. www.fccfoundation.org