The Ambler Farmers’ Market is hosting a one day food drive on Saturday, September 21st.
As always, the market will be open, 9am – 1pm, although on this particular day, we ask that you bring some food to the market!
The food drive will benefit the Mattie Dixon Food Cupboard, located on North Main Street, in Ambler. The Cupboard has been serving the community for over 30 years. It distributes food on Mondays to all lower-income families in need. There are an estimated 100,000 food insecure people in Montgomery County which translates to 34% of residents falling below the poverty line yet ineligible for food stamps.
The market already has an important relationship with the Cupboard, as there is a weekly food contribution at the end of each market day. Our farmers and vendors generously donate food left over at the end of the market day; thus far we have contributed over 1,000 pounds of food to the cupboard since June 8th! That 1,000 pounds goes a long way towards our goal of 2,500 pounds for the market season!
The food drive on September 21st, will focus on food items for holiday meals such as canned potatoes and vegetables, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, pasta sauce and jelly. The Ambler Farmers’ Market wants to help the Cupboard serve as many people as possible this upcoming holiday season! The food drive also provides shoppers at our market with an opportunity to make a contribution to a local and very worthy organization.
Join the Ambler Farmers’ Market in kick starting holiday contributions for the Cupboard!