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Farmers’ market to feature information for victims of abuse

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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

The Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, Aug. 26, will host representatives from L.U.N.A., who will be present to talk about their services.

L.U.N.A. provides outreach to victims of abuse through 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy for legal immigration and ongoing support to immigrant victims of domestic violence, among other services.

In addition, children can participate in the Kids’ Veggie Toss Game where they can win a prize for hitting a garden target with a veggie bean bag.

The market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 30 in the parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave. Free parking is available for shoppers across from the market on the east side of 25th Street.

More than 20 vendors will offer Iowa-grown produce, baked goods, snacks, meals, sandwiches and crafts. Four vendors will have wireless equipment to accept bank debit cards, VISA, Discover and MasterCard credit cards, as well as Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.

IFMNP/WIC checks and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition checks are welcome at the market.

Entertainment will be provided weekly, as well as educational and informative guests. The market has a health tent, where free blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests will be available every week.  

The market is a nonprofit, community project sponsored by First Christian Church, the Drake Neighborhood Association and Drake University. For more information, call Ginny Gieseke at 515-277-6951 or visit the market’s Web site.