Health Dunn Right today announced that they have received two grants totalling $6000 to fund the 2022 Menmononie Farmers Market Market Match program. These grants were received from Mayo Clinic Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health system. According to a press release today from KT Gallager, Dunn County Health Director:

What is the Market Match?

In 2021, the Chronic Disease Prevention team received a grant from the Community Foundations of Dunn County.
Part of these funds were utilized to start a Market Match within the Menomonie Farmer’s Market. Families that used their FoodShare (SNAP/EBT/QUEST) card to purchase tokens for fruits and vegetables at the market were matched up to $10 per trip, per market visit.

This Market Match program helped the community in 2021 by:

  • ? Ensuring that state funding stays LOCAL and supports our economy.
  • ? Supporting the Farmers Market total EBT sales of $8,082.
  • ? Increasing the amount of fruits and veggies purchased by 140 families. Access to fresh fruits and vegetables lessens the risk of chronic health conditions. This is a health priority identified within our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.

The funding from Marshfield Clinic Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System will allow the Market Match to be funded the full 2022 season, reimburse WestCAP for their staff time, and pay for supplies and advertising.

You can learn more about this project by reading through the Health Dunn Right Year 1 Grant Report
or keeping an eye on the Farmer’s Market Social Media.

Support local news with a membership!

WisCommunity Staff
News Section

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.