Our ecological public charity concentrates on
Manmade Surplus, Natural Abundance,
Heart of the City Farmers Market
Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor of Heart of the City Farmers Market (HCFM). Grants help to keep stall fees 50% lower than neighboring markets which in turn reduces food prices and makes it affordable for low-income customers. CalFresh participants spend over $250,000 annually at HCFM, which is over 65% of all EBT purchases (formerly known as Food Stamps) at San Francisco’s more than 25 farmers markets.
Since June 2015 EBT customers at HCFM have received matched funds up to $7 per week to purchase additional fruits and vegetables as part of Ecology Center’s California Market Match Program.
The farmers donate more than 1,000 pounds of produce a week for free distribution to the Tenderloin’s most vulnerable residents. The market also provides nutritional education outreach through a “Healthy Heart of the City Campaign” to combat the challenges to healthy eating faced by those living in poverty.