The results are in! Take a look at our most impactful year yet.

The results are in! Take a look at our most impactful year yet.

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The results are in! Take a look at our most impactful year yet.

May 24, 2017
     
Man Shopping for Spinach at Maine Co-op
Photo Credit: Jenny Nelson for Maine Farmland Trust

For the past 10 years, Wholesome Wave has been fiercely dedicated to making fruits and vegetables more affordable. With the support of our Wholesome Wave family – people like you – we’ve put another record-breaking year on the books. Here are the numbers:

We reached 500,000 Individuals, Who Spent over $10 million on healthy food thanks to our programs

In 2016, our network spanned over 1,400 locations, reaching more than 8,000 farmers
Photo Credit: Gabriella Marks, Jameel Khaja & Abe Draper

Each area of impact - be it families or farmers - has experienced tremendous growth over the last year. We’ve introduced more than 2,000 new farmers into our network, reaching more than three times as many consumers at twice as many locations across the country. Dollars spent through our programs are up 251%. 

These numbers translate to real impact for people like Marian. A senior shopper at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market in Virginia, Marian supplements her SNAP benefits with nutrition incentives. "The $20 match makes my benefits last the month, which helps me make ends meet - big time," she told us.

Read more about how our work is making a difference in the lives of many here