Bedford Famers Market Grows for All!
The Bedford Farmers Market accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) dollars and doubles them thanks to sponsorship by the Health Foundation. SNAP is our country’s federally funded program to ensure that individuals and families not only do not go hungry, but the program also helps individuals make smart food purchases. At the local farmer’s market, a SNAP recipient can spend $2 on zucchini and actually get $4 worth of this fresh, tasty squash. Plus the farmer makes double sales and ultimately the entire community benefits. Support this effort – shop your local Farmer’s market on Tuesday afternoons, Friday mornings and the 1st Saturday of every month.
Leave a Legacy
Hunger is local. You don’t have to go across the world; you can simply go across the street. Thanks to efforts by organizations like Food for Kids, Bedford Christian Ministries, Lake Christian Ministries and Agape, food is available for families in need. The Foundation takes pride in supporting those groups through our Unrestricted Fund and The Right Stuff Fund. The Right Stuff Fund was created in 2000 by Herbert Kurshan and in the past three years alone, over $3,700 has been awarded for the nutrition needs of children. Keep the Right Stuff Fund growing and giving, donate today.
For over twenty five years the Bedford Community Health Foundation has worked to improve the health of our community. Mammography screening for the poor, school nurses in every public school, therapy for the mentally and physically challenged, care for our elderly, emergency medical services, equipment for our local hospital – these are just a few of the challenges the Foundation has addressed. Careful and responsible financial management and planning allow for funding that affects every resident of Bedford and ensures a sound future for health-care in Bedford.
Our Foundation Offers You an Opportunity to Impact the Health of Our Community
We meet those needs through the support of our members and community residents like you. We are your health-care advocate and our vision is to make Bedford the healthiest community in Virginia. If you are not a member of the Foundation, please consider becoming a member. Want to know more? Click here.