14 April 2010

Fresh Exchange

Old Town Pizza is keeping it fresh, so can you. Next Tuesday, April 20, Old Town pizza is donating 30% of the proceeds from people using the attached coupon to benefit Fresh Exchange.

Fresh Exchange is designed to increase access to farm-direct fresh fruits and vegetables for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants while supporting local food producers. Fresh Exchange was initiated by members of the Portland Business Alliance’s Leadership Portland program in collaboration with Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition. Local individuals and businesses are assisting with funding, while a dedicated crew of volunteers is spearheading the program launch and ongoing operation. The program is modeled after other national nutrition incentive programs, as well as Portland’s very own FoodShare Fund Northeast launched at King Portland Farmers Market during the 2009 season. Inspired by these efforts, Fresh Exchange will fund a dollar-to-dollar match (up to $5) for all SNAP funds redeemed at Buckman Portland Farmers Market.

Fresh Exchange funds can be used to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cheese and some baked goods.  Funds can also be used to purchase seeds and edible plant starts. Using Fresh Exchange tokens first serves an individual or family in need by providing fresh food – and then puts money in the pocket of a local farmer.

If you you like pizza and fresh produce – come on they aren’t mutually exclusive – here is a chance to put two great tastes together. Download the coupon below and enjoy your pizza.

Old Town Pizza Fundraiser Flyer