Camas, WA — At their third quarterly event Wednesday night at Salud Wine Co., 100 Women Who Care Clark County heard from three non-profit charitable foundations, and voted to help out the Camas Farmer’s Market.
As is their quarterly process, each member nominated a charity of their choosing, and each card was placed into a bucket. At random, three cards representing three different organizations, were selected: Camas Farmer’s Market, NW Cave, and the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.
Members who nominated these three groups each spoke for several minutes on the benefits and services each non-profit provides.
Prior to those testimonials, the group also heard from representatives of Villages Northwest, the recipient of $10,000+ from the past meeting. They reported they’re using the funds to expand their operations in Camas-Washougal. They were pretty excited about the generous gift.
Kimberly Koch, owner of Truly Scrumptious, represented Camas Farmer’s Market (of which she’s a Board member) and explained that the market provides two valuable programs to help lower-income families.
One program is called Produce Pals, which provides $2 per child at each market event to purchase fruits and vegetables.
“It encourages people to try new, healthy and fresh foods,” said Koch.
The other Camas Farmer’s Market program is called SNAP Match. The market will match any SNAP funds to be used at market booths, and is only available. For example, if a consumer has $5 in SNAP funds, the market will match $5 to be used on fresh produce there.
With the money raised from 100 Women Who Care, the market will expand those programs, and be able to help more people — especially children, to get access to high quality food.