Friday, December 18, 2015

Arcadia Food solicits your year-end donations

See the year-end message from Arcadia Food, whose weekly Arcadia Mobile Market visit the Park at LeDroit in season at 3rd & Elm St NW: 

From: Arcadia's Mobile Markets On Behalf Of Arcadia's Mobile Markets
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:00 PM
Thanks to you, Mary and Jeanne eat healthy, locally and sustainably grown foods.

Meet Mary Robinson and Jeanne Briscoe, two of our regular customers. They recently sent us a “Thank You,” explaining how vital the Arcadia Mobile Markets are to them.
Benjamin, Mary, Shanelle, and Jeanne (with Arcadia grown sweet potatoes!) at a November Mobile Market stop. We hired Shanelle through the DC Summer Youth Employment Program and she’s been with us for two seasons.

Here’s Mary: 
“The Mobile Market has profoundly impacted me & the community. The farm-grown, fresh, appetizing vegetables & fruits are the best produce in the DC area that I've eaten in a long-time. The vacuumed-sealed meats are top-notch quality. The discounted prices make healthy meals possible for low-income families that otherwise couldn't afford to eat better.  And it motivates families to eat healthier.” 

Jeanne, who is on a health-restricted diet, relies on Arcadia for its broccoli and sweet potatoes – high in potassium and low in sodium.

“The vegetable & fruits are not only fresh [never rotten] but noticeably clean & well presented,” said Jeanne. “The discounted prices have also made my food selections affordable.”

Our customers need affordable, quality foods that keep their families healthy. The Arcadia Bonus Bucks program makes that possible. This donor-funded program matches purchases made with federal nutrition benefits like SNAP and WIC dollar for dollar. More than 70 percent of Mobile Market customers use some form of food assistance when they shop with us.

Without Bonus Bucks, many of our customers simply can’t afford fresh food. And without the Mobile Markets, they have nowhere to buy it in the neighborhood.

Please donate today to support the Mobile Markets. On-line tax-deductible contributions can be made through Paypal HERE.

Contributions from supporters like you make it possible for Arcadia’s Mobile Markets to bring nutritious, high-quality, and – most importantly – affordable food to neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores or farmers' markets of their own. Arcadia sets up rolling farm stands in 19 such neighborhoods.

Mary says the Mobile Markets show that Arcadia “is committed to helping the community & improving the health of people by making healthy food choices available & affordable. (Arcadia) will be missed this winter.”

This season the Mobile Markets sold more than $186,000 in locally, sustainably grown foods in neighborhoods that otherwise don’t have access. That’s the fourth straight season of double-digit sales increases in communities written off by traditional retailers for lack of demand. Our customers want affordable, quality foods that keep them healthy. The Arcadia Bonus Bucks program makes that possible.

Please help us close the books on the 2015 Mobile Market season by making a tax-deductible donation today. And make it possible for Mary and Jeanne to shop with us next season.

Many thanks, and happy holidays –

Your Mobile Market Team
Benjamin, JuJu, and Jeremy

Support our Mission
We wouldn’t be here without your continued interest and support, and we thank you for supporting our efforts to improve our local food system. Please consider making a donation to Arcadia so that we may continue to provide services to children, small farmers, veterans, and low-income families throughout our region.

Tax deductible donations may be made online
through Paypal.

Donations may also
be mailed to:
Arcadia Food
2000 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

To arrange other donations, please contact Matt Mulder at or by phone: 202.365.0158

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture 
is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, identified as
Arcadia Food, Inc.
(Tax ID 27-3611614) 

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