Hops for the Hungry: A Benefit for Fresh Checks

Please join us for this special evening to support Crossroads Community Food Network‘s Fresh Checks program. There will be pairings of Keswick Creamery’s award-winning farmstead cheeses with craft beers from 3 Stars Brewery, accompanied by hors d’oeuvres from other local, sustainable producers.

Since 2007, Crossroads’ Fresh Checks program has been providing low-income families with fresh, local produce by matching federal food assistance with dollar-value coupons for use at market. Our Fresh Checks program, known generally as “double-dollars,” was the first of its kind in the country. Today, over 500 markets nationwide operate with this model.

The need is great. As hunger rates in Maryland grow, we are racing to keep up with demand. This season alone, we have distributed close to $40,000 in Fresh Checks, all of which go directly to families struggling with hunger and support local, small-scale farmers. And yet, we are $10,000 short of what we need to complete the 2012 season.

Crossroads is committed to providing our friends and neighbors with the support they rely on, not only this season but for years to come. To do so, we need your support.

Register and donate for the event and the program here: Hops for the Hungry

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