Founded in the Fall of 2015, and approved for nonprofit status in April of 2016, the Crescent City Downtown Divas are a grassroots, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, sharing a vision about our Downtown. We are committed to building a positive force by promoting our Downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work and enjoy. The Crescent City Downtown Divas have taken on the task of re-energizing and revitalizing Downtown Crescent City through beautification projects, long term improvements, and Community Family events, such as First Friday and our Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market.
Nourishing Our Community
CalFresh (EBT) Program
CalFresh (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) is a federally mandated, state-supervised, and county-operated government entitlement program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.
The program issues monthly benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores AND the Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market. These benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which looks like any other credit card.
You do not have to be on welfare to get CalFresh benefits. Eligibility for CalFresh assistance, as well as the benefit amount, is based on your household’s size and income level.
Market Match Program
Market Match Program
The Market Match program is for those customers who use CalFresh (SNAP) benefits. The Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market will match your EBT transaction up to $20.00 per market day (FREE) to use on additional fruits and vegetables for your family
Other Matching Programs
The WIC matching program is for those customers who use WIC. The Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market will match your WIC checks, and coupons (FREE) to use on additional fruits and vegetables for your family!
The Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market matches Senior vouchers and Open Door vouchers as well.