FMC Receives Grant from Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust
Posted On: June 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2011
Contact: Stacy Miller, Farmers Market Coalition
The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust. The award, totaling $10,000, was made in recognition of FMC’s mission of strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. The grant was awarded by the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust in May 2011.
Specifically, the contribution will support:
1) Advocacy leadership on federal grant programs and the expansion of SNAP/EBT in farmers markets
2) Travel to facilitate regional cross-pollination
3) FMC’s Research & Education Internship Program
4) Governance and Organizational Planning
“We see all around us the symptoms of ailing food, health, and economic systems, to which farmers markets offer real and honest solutions” says Stacy Miller, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC). “FMC is dedicated to growing capacity of the farmers market movement to maximize these positive economic, agricultural, health, and social outcomes, while communicating them to the public and to decision-makers. We are honored by this meaningful investment in our work.”
About the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC): The Farmers Market Coalition (www.farmersmarketcoalition.org) is dedicated to strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. Through education, networking, and advocacy, the Farmers Market Coalition builds leadership and capacity for farmers markets and the organizations that support them.