Bills Foundation helps launch this healthy food program in Niagara Falls

Quotes from our partners:

“The Buffalo Bills Foundation is pleased to partner with the Field and Fork Network again this year and support the Double Up Food Bucks program with a $25,000 grant,” said Michelle Roberts, Executive Director of the Buffalo Bills Foundation. “It is our hope that residents in Niagara Falls and throughout WNY that qualify for SNAP benefits register and participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program to stretch their food budget and access healthy, local produce while supporting local farmers.”

“Delivering access to affordable and healthy food has been an ongoing issue for countless communities across New York State, especially in our city centers. By joining forces, Niagara Falls City Market, the Field &Fork Network, and the Buffalo Bills Foundation are helping residents in these communities access an incredible selection of healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables -much of which is grown by farmers right here in Western New York. This is a wonderful collaboration, and I applaud all the partners involved in making this possible,” said Senator Robert Ortt.

“Thanks to the Double Up Food Bucks program, now Niagara Falls residents can receive a dollar-for-dollar match on fruit & vegetable purchases. That means much more healthy food for the family. I would like to thank the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan, the City of Niagara Falls, and the City Market for their outstanding teamwork to bring this program to our community.”

– Assemblyman Angelo Morinello

“With the launch of the Double Up Food Bucks program at the Niagara Falls City Market, our families and neighbors will have immediate and affordable access to healthy, fresh food,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino. “This collaboration will be instrumental in ensuring all members of our community have the opportunity to purchase nutritious, locally produced food right in their neighborhood.

“Being able to eat well is a key factor to improving heart and brain health, and we are seeing now more than ever how critical good health is,” said Jason Stulb, executive director of the American Heart Association in the Buffalo/Niagara region. “We’ve been advocating for funding for Double Up Food Bucks at the local and state level so that more people can have access to even more healthy food. We’re proud to work with Field and Fork Network as they implement programs across the state, and are glad to see that the Niagara Falls City Market is now accepting Double Up Food Bucks.”

The Niagara Falls City Market is open to the public from 8 am – 3 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. SNAP & Double Up Food Bucks are accepted 10 am – 2 pm.For a complete list of participating Double Up sites and hours of operation, visit www.doubleupnys.com/locations.

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