Mark your calendar. Alchemist CDC’s annual Catalyst For Change fundraiser will be Monday, August 24th 5:30-9:30pm at Federalist Public House. Who likes pizza and prizes!?! tickets are on sale now!
We are still looking for a Food Advocate in Colonial Village to begin in June, 2015. Let us know if it is YOU! (You know its you!)
Spring into fresh fruits and vegetables! Market Match is being offered at 16 farmers markets in Sacramento and Yolo Counties. This means that CalFresh recipients can maximize their monthly benefits by adding up to $5-$20.00 to their grocery buying budget when shopping at farmers’ markets.
Learn more here.
According to Luis D. Sosa, Communications Associate at Sacramento Region Community Foundation in his blog entry about resolutions for the New Year, the Sacramento area has some amazing nonprofits that can help everyone stay true to their resolutions all year long, including Alchemist CDC which he aligns with the ever popular “eating healthy” resolution.
Sosa writes, “Losing weight often connects to eating healthy, and nonprofits in our region are making healthy food choices accessible to everyone. Alchemist CDC, for example, is implementing CalFresh payment processing at Sacramento area Farmers’ Markets, aiming to “make fresh produce more accessible to low-income individuals, while simultaneously increasing the sales for small-midsize farmers in California.”
You can read the entire blog entry by following this link.
We are pleased to acknowledge the contributions of two farmers’ market sponsors for 2015:
The Giarrizzo Family is a seasonal sponsor of the CalFresh program at the Promenade Farmers’ Market in Natomas and Magpie Cafe of Sacramento is our new six month sponsor of the Central Farmers’ Market.
The generosity of these sponsors will help Alchemist CDC support the use of CalFresh/EBT at the markets, which in turn allows thousands of CalFresh recipients make healthier food purchasing decisions.
Market Match will be offered from January 1st through March 15th, 2015 – (or until funds are exhausted) at the Laguna Gateway Elk Grove Farmers’ Markets. Just go to the CalFresh/EBT booth, use your EBT/CalFresh benefits to buy market vouchers, and get bonus vouchers good for fruits and
vegetables! Meanwhile, you can check out how the program helps CalFresh beneficiaries buy more fresh fruit and vegetables by clicking here. Tell your friends who use CalFresh! At Laguna Gateway farmers’ market- spend $10 with CalFresh to earn $5 extra, or spend $20 with CalFresh to earn $10 extra. What a great way to stretch a tight food budget and bring home healthy food to your family.
A global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, foundations, families, businesses, community organizations, students and people like you from around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Visit our Make-a-Donation page to find out how you can be part of #GivingTuesday by making a gift to Alchemist CDC.
Buy tickets: www.sacveganchallenge.com
A BIG thanks to all who attended our annual Catalyst for Change event on October 16th, and the sponsors, performers, contributors and volunteers who helped make it a fun event.
Food and Drink Provided by:
Two Rivers Cider, Silk Road Soda, Bobot Boba Tea, Harris Winery, Zocalo Restaurant, 58 Degrees and Holding Co., Aioli Bodega Española, Magpie Cafe, Whole Foods Market Arden, Nacheez/Love & Joy Foods and Hot Italian
Raffle Prizes, in-kind support and other contributors:
Pieces Pizza, Woodland Farmers’ Market, Whole Foods Market Arden, Zuda Yoga, Slow Food Sacramento and Brenda Ruiz, Soil Born Farms, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Ikon Cycles, Davis Food Co-op, Arden Garden Market
A big thank you to Whole Foods Arden and everyone who participated in our 5% day on September 17th. Thanks to you, we raised $3,866.50 that will help us carry out our community projects.
Whole Foods Market Arden (4315 Arden Way, Sacramento 95864) is donating 5% of net sales on September 17th to Alchemist Community Development Corp.
5% Days are one meaningful way in which Whole Foods Market gives back to the local community. On designated days throughout the year, 5% of the day’s total net sales are donated to a local nonprofit organization. This month Whole Foods Market Arden is proud to support Alchemist CDC as their recipient.