Nameless Donor Expands Entry to Wholesome Meals in Danbury

New Grant Delivers $45,000 to CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market

An nameless donor’s generosity is making recent produce accessible to Fairfield County residents who would possibly in any other case not have entry to wholesome meals choices.

Fairfield County’s Group Basis introduced at present that it has delivered $45,000 to the CityCenter Danbury Farmer’s Market — the newest grant from an unnamed Group Basis donor who yearly helps the Farmer’s Market by a donor-advised fund.

The grant helps decrease the price for seniors, veterans, ladies, kids and SNAP recipients to buy recent meals on the market and contains funding to assist a brand new school-based program that provides Danbury Public Faculty households entry to native produce by the summer time.

“Contemporary meals is a constructing block to higher well being,” stated Peggy Zamore, a nutritionist and coordinator of the market packages, which is managed by CityCenter Danbury. “The continuing assist by Fairfield County’s Group Basis and its beneficiant donor has ensured that we will present entry to recent and wholesome meals to those that want it.”

The nameless donor is a longtime supporter of the Farmer’s Market — contributing greater than $350,000 to assist its program over the previous 12 years. The most recent grant is available in time for the beginning of the brand new season for The Danbury Farmers’ Market, which runs each Saturday 10 am to 2 pm, from June 25 to Oct. 29 on the Danbury Metropolis Heart Inexperienced.

With the newest grant, this 12 months’s Farmer’s Market will:

  • Settle for and match Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP) advantages.
  • Match state Farmers’ Market Diet Program vouchers for low-income seniors and recipients of The Particular Supplemental Diet Program for Girls, Infants, and Youngsters (WIC).
  • Present Market Fruit & Veggie money incentives for seniors and veterans.
  • Supply Digital Diet, Well being & Health data and courses.

“Each individual in our county — regardless of the place they reside — ought to have a chance to entry recent and wholesome meals,” stated Karen R. Brown, the Group Basis’s Vice President of Growth & Philanthropic Companies. “That is why we’re proud to assist CityCenter Danbury’s Farmers’ Market as soon as once more. We’re thrilled to assist hold this gem of an initiative going robust in downtown Danbury – now greater than ever.”

This beneficiant grant is only one of greater than 169 grants totaling greater than $3.7 million that has been awarded since mid-March 2020 by donor suggested funds at Fairfield County’s Group Basis.

A donor suggested fund established at Fairfield County’s Group Basis is a straightforward and cost-effective method for donors to assist their favourite nonprofits wherever within the nation, or around the globe. Basis employees work with fund advisors to handle the donor-advised fund, advocate grantees in donor’s areas of curiosity, verify that the advisable charities meet IRS necessities, after which concern donor-advised grant checks to the recipient nonprofit organizations. Items to the donor-advised fund qualify for a right away and beneficiant tax deduction. For extra details about the Basis’s complete donor-advised fund companies, go to

About Fairfield County’s Group Basis

Based mostly in Norwalk, Fairfield County’s Group Basis promotes philanthropy as a method to create change in Fairfield County, specializing in modern and collaborative options to essential points impacting the neighborhood. People, households, companies and organizations can set up charitable funds or contribute to present funds. The Group Basis is in compliance with The Council on Foundations’ nationwide requirements and has been awarded over $230 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and past. As a trusted nonprofit accomplice and thought chief, Fairfield County’s Group Basis brings collectively neighborhood organizers, enterprise consultants and philanthropists to unravel our area’s challenges. The Group Basis’s objective is to create a significant and inclusive neighborhood, the place each particular person has the chance to thrive.