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Join Us at Whole Foods’ 5% Day

This year, Whole Foods Markets’ three Boston stores will be holding their Five Percent Day on Tuesday, May 24 — and The Food Project’s Boston Bounty Bucks program will benefit!

Five percent of the day’s total net sales will be donated to support low-income people’s ability to buy fresh, locally grown produce at participating farmers’ markets throughout Boston.

The Whole Foods Markets locations are:

Symphony, 15 Westland Avenue

Charles River Plaza, 181 Cambridge Street

Brighton, 15 Washington Street

A joint effort of The Food Project and the City of Boston, Boston Bounty Bucks enables the more than 82,000 Boston residents who participate in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) to use their benefits at over 20 farmers’ markets. All purchases made with SNAP benefits are matched up to $10. In other words, SNAP users at farmers’ markets can get their food at 50 percent off, up to $20.

In addition to increasing the access of Boston residents to the local bounty of farm products available at city farmers’ markets, the Bounty Bucks program helps strengthen local farmers’ economic viability.

On Five Percent Day, Food Project youth and staff will be on hand to answer questions about Bounty Bucks. They’ll also demonstrate techniques for growing in raised bed gardens. Come join us on May 24 and support TFP’s Bounty Bucks!

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