Soroptimists International of Friday Harbor is teaming up with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutriton Program this summer to provide fruits and vegetables for island families.
The WIC program is administered through the San Juan County Health and Community Services and has funds to provide thirty familes with checks for $20 to buy fresh fruits and vegetables this summer. The Soroptimists have pledged to provide funds to double those vouchers to $40 each and further to provide funds for $40 vouchers for another forty-five families, bringing the number of families served to seventy-five.
The vouchers will be available Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 27 at the Farmers' Market at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at a WIC/Soroptimist booth. The vouchers can be spent at the Farmer's Market any Saturday this summer and will help support local farms.
Soroptimists International, www.sifri.org, is a women's service club with mission to improve the lives and opportunities for women and girls in local communities and around the world. The Washington WIC program does not discriminate.
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