22 June 2011

Fresh Exchange Fundraisers

What is Fresh Exchange?
Fresh Exchange matches food stamp dollars spent by SNAP participants—up to $5 per market per week—at our Buckman and King Markets.  The program allows these shoppers to double their power to buy healthy, fresh food for their families. In turn, those customers are using their purchases to support the local food system.  It’s a win-win.

The program is in partnership with Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and SE Uplift and is made possible through a tireless team of volunteers who seek and secure donations from local businesses and individuals.  Through their dedication and hard work, the Fresh Exchange team has helped to distribute more than $30,000 to neighbors in need.

How can I help?
You may click here to learn how to contribute directly to the Fresh Exchange program.  You can also use your forks to support Fresh Exchange through the upcoming fundraisers listed below.

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Lincoln Restaurant
Thursday June 30 from 5:30-9:00pm
3808 N Williams  |  503.288.6200
lincolnpdx.com

The delicious-and-community-minded Lincoln Restaurant will donate 10% of food sales to benefit Fresh Exchange. Stop by for the happy hour menu filled with special drinks and savory snacks or enjoy a dinner of fresh, seasonal fare. Lincoln Chef/Co-Owner Jenn Louis has been nominated each of the last two years for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Northwest, so great food is guaranteed!

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Burgerville on Hawthorne
Thursday July 7, August 4 and September 1 from 5:00-8:00pm
1122 SE Hawthorne Blvd  |  503.230.0479
burgerville.com

On the first Thursday of each month from July through September, Burgerville on SE Hawthorne will donate 10% of all sales generated from 5:00-8:00pm to Fresh Exchange. Order a burger and fries and a side of satisfaction from helping a family in need comes free.

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Build a Burger
Sunday July 3 from 11:00am-1:00pm
King Portland Farmers Market |  NE 7th & Wygant
portlandfarmersmarket.org

The Second Annual Build a Burger Fundraiser at our King Market feeds Portlanders in two ways: the suggested $5 donation for each quarter pound burger sold hot-off-the grill and piled high with market-fresh toppings will help feed a family in need. All burgers, buns and fixings are generously donated from market vendors and community partners, and all proceeds benefit the Fresh Exchange Northeast program.


Farm to Fork Dinner @ Wealth Underground Farm
Saturday July 16th from 4:00pm-sunset
Reserve tickets at farmtoforkevents.com

Fresh Exchange will be a beneficiary of this Farm to Fork dinner, which is designed to reconnect you to the source of your food, and to celebrate the talented farmers, food artisans, winemakers, and chefs who contribute to our vibrant local food scene. The menu, created by Chef David Padberg of Park Kitchen, features produce from Wealth Underground Farm, protein from Rainshadow El Rancho Rabbit and wines from Teutonic Wine Company.

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Franks a Lot
Thursday August 11 from 4-6pm
Buckman Portland Farmers Market |  SE Salmon & SE 20th
portlandfarmersmarket.org

Join us for the Franks a Lot Fundraiser at our Buckman Market, where you can load up a hot dog, sausage or veggie dog with condiments and your favorite market veggie toppings, while helping support families in need. All franks, buns and fixings are generously donated by market vendors and community partners, so each $5 donation will go directly to Fresh Exchange Southeast.

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Farm to Fork Dinner @ Square Peg Farm
Saturday August 20th from 4:00pm-sunset
Reserve tickets at farmtoforkevents.com

Fresh Exchange will be a beneficiary of this Farm to Fork dinner, which is designed to reconnect you to the source of your food, and to celebrate the talented farmers, food artisans, winemakers, and chefs who contribute to our vibrant local food scene. The menu, created by Chef David Padberg of Park Kitchen, features produce and protein from PFM vendor Square Peg Farm and wines from Big Table Farm.

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Scenes from a Farm to Fork dinner

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