Shawnash held its second annual open house on the evening of Friday, May 20, the day before the opening of the Oak Park Farmer’s Market! The purpose of the open house was to promote the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) which makes it possible for LINK card holders to afford the healthy food at the Farmers Market each Saturday. Read more details about the 2016 Annual Benefit.
The Shawnash Institute became involved with the Double Value Coupon Program at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market in the summer of 2014. The DVCP makes it possible for LINK card holders to afford fresh, healthy food from our Farmer’s market. We believe in making fresh produce available to everyone. Read more in the Austin Weekly News article. More info on food stamps in capitol hill.
Every week during the market season, Shawnash posts the distributions of coupons to LINK card holders and coupon redemption by market vendors. Year to year comparisons show a steady growth in Double Value Coupon usage. View the 2015 coupon activity.
Shawnash believes everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy food. Our mission is to increase LINK card holders’ participation in the Oak Park Farmers’ Market to give all community members access to healthier food. Village of Oak Park Farmers’ Market Web Site