SIS Bank President, Blaine Boudreau (far left) presents Sanford Farmers’ Market Manager, Marybeth Stocking (middle) and Vouchers for Veterans President, Jeanne Grover with a check to help support this year’s Vouchers for Veterans Program.
September is still seven months away, but we’re already looking forward to the fall month because of the promise it will bring for local veterans. SIS Bank is proud to announce our recent sponsorship of the Vouchers for Veterans program that will be hosted at the Sanford Farmers’ Market during September of this year. We donated $1,000 in support of Vouchers for Veterans.
Vouchers for Veterans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to say “thank-you” to military veterans of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Annually during the month of September, Vouchers for Veterans provides veterans with vouchers to purchase fresh, nutritious and healthy products directly from local growers at area farmers’ markets. Vouchers for Veterans has been accessed over 1,800 times by Strafford County veterans in the last three seasons the program has been running, amounting to over $36,000 of community dollars going right back to local farmers. The program was so successful that Vouchers for Veterans was able to expand into other counties for 2019.
The Sanford Farmers’ Market of York County was chosen as one of the participating Markets for September 2019. Veterans who have served and reside in York County can come to the Sanford Farmers’ Market all month long in September and will receive a $20 voucher applicable to any of the items for sale. This mutually beneficial program allows the York County community to jointly show appreciation for the nation’s veterans while providing an economic boost to local growers, food producers and artisans.
“This is just one more way we can show our appreciation and give back to those who have given so much to our country already,” said SIS Bank President & CEO Blaine Boudreau. “We are grateful to our veterans for their service and are happy to doubly support our local growers and artisans with this sponsorship.”
For more information on Vouchers for Veterans, go to: https://vouchersforveterans.org.