Keep those Gobble Donations Coming!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Gift of Gobble so far! We’re happy to announce that we are over 1/3 of the way to our goal of $6,000 to feed 100 families this Thanksgiving. That means we have $3,865 to go and every bit counts. The simplest way to donate is online.  Those of you who prefer to do things in person can bring cash, check or card to the Yelm Food Co-op. Once your donation is complete you can play pin the feather on the turkey – your own personal feather with the amount and your signature if you choose to add it.

As a reminder, Gift of Gobble feeds 35 military families, 27 families through 9 local churches, 6 families through our local school districts and the rest are individual nominations. We appreciate your support!

Gift of Gobble 2019 – Now Accepting Donations and Nominations

November is here and that means it’s Gobble time! Bounty for Families is hosting the 10th annual Gift of Gobble, a program that feed 100 local families from every segment of our community, including military, schools, churches and individuals. Just $60 feeds a family of six with an entire Thanksgiving feast they can prepare in the privacy of their own home.

You can make a difference this holiday season by:

  • Donating. Any amount makes a difference and all donations are tax deductible. Yes, I want to donate! 
  • Volunteering. We gladly accept support in the form of packing and distribution on the Monday before Thanksgiving as well as help with fundraising. Contact Heidi Smith at 360.464.8706 to learn more.
  • Nominating a family. Nomination forms are available at the Yelm Food Cooperative and will soon be available online as well.

Thank you!

The Numbers are In, See how we are doing.

Just finished week seven heading into July 13th weekend of the Yelm Farmers Market.   We crunched the numbers and have placed the 2019 Live Financials page on the farmer’s market website.  Continuing our commitment to transparency from last year, the community can see our data almost as quickly as we do.  In a nutshell, we are currently doing 32.88% more business at the Yelm Farmers Market than last year. Our vendor count has increased and we have had some great complimentary event’s hosted in the park as well as a POP Kids program manager to really help the Kids club grow.

Another great data point is that we are still tracking within our WSFMA guidelines for our percentage of Farmers/Processors and Artisans.  It’s STP weekend, come join us at the market!

Check it out for yourself on the Farmers Market Website:

2019 Financial Picture