VIGA Fundraiser at The Hardware Store

Karen Biondo and Tom Conway represent VIGA on June 26, at The Hardware Store, raising funds for the VIGA’s Market Buck Match with your tips and drink orders.

Join us in making fresh, locally grown food more accessible on Vashon! 

Market Bucksincrease access to fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and vegetable plant starts for everyone and encourage healthy food choices.  When Food Stamp recipients use their benefits at the Vashon Farmers Market, VIGA’s Market Buck Match program matches what they spend, up to $10 per visit.  We also offer a 100% match for WIC fresh fruits and vegetables vouchers.

Market Buck Match is funded through contributions from Islanders like you!  At the Saturday Market, you can add a donation to your bankcard charge when you purchase tokens (in $5 increments) or make a cash donation in the jar at the VIGA Information Tent.  Or, go to our website,  HYPERLINK “”, and make a donation by selecting the ‘Market Buck Match’ button.



One Response to June 26: Raise a Glass to Support Market Buck Match

  1. Janie Starr says:

    This gathering looks to be super fun, and the cause is really important. Imagine The Hardware Store bursting its seams with farmers, foodies, fans, and friends of VIGA and the expanded EBT program: “Island Farmers Feeding Island Neighbors”. Let’s raise a glass together!!

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