Payments Basis helps launch this wholesome meals program in Niagara Falls

Quotes from our companions:

“The Buffalo Payments Basis is happy to companion with the Area and Fork Community once more this yr and help the Double Up Meals Bucks program with a $25,000 grant,” stated Michelle Roberts, Govt Director of the Buffalo Payments Basis. “It’s our hope that residents in Niagara Falls and all through WNY that qualify for SNAP advantages register and take part within the Double Up Meals Bucks program to stretch their meals finances and entry wholesome, native produce whereas supporting native farmers.”

“Delivering entry to reasonably priced and wholesome meals has been an ongoing concern for numerous communities throughout New York State, particularly in our metropolis facilities. By becoming a member of forces, Niagara Falls Metropolis Market, the Area & Fork Community, and the Buffalo Payments Basis are serving to residents in these communities entry an unimaginable collection of wholesome and scrumptious fruit and veggies -much of which is grown by farmers proper right here in Western New York. This can be a great collaboration, and I applaud all of the companions concerned in making this attainable,” stated Senator Robert Ortt.

“Due to the Double Up Meals Bucks program, now Niagara Falls residents can obtain a dollar-for-dollar match on fruit & vegetable purchases. Which means rather more wholesome meals for the household. I wish to thank the Niagara Falls Native Meals Motion Plan, the Metropolis of Niagara Falls, and the Metropolis Marketplace for their excellent teamwork to carry this program to our neighborhood.”

– Assemblyman Angelo Morinello

“With the launch of the Double Up Meals Bucks program on the Niagara Falls Metropolis Market, our households and neighbors can have rapid and reasonably priced entry to wholesome, recent meals,” stated Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino. “This collaboration shall be instrumental in guaranteeing all members of our neighborhood have the chance to buy nutritious, regionally produced meals proper of their neighborhood.

“With the ability to eat effectively is a key issue to bettering coronary heart and mind well being, and we’re seeing now greater than ever how important good well being is,” stated Jason Stulb, government director of the American Coronary heart Affiliation within the Buffalo/Niagara area. “We have been advocating for funding for Double Up Meals Bucks on the native and state stage in order that extra individuals can have entry to much more wholesome meals. We’re proud to work with Area and Fork Community as they implement packages throughout the state , and are glad to see that the Niagara Falls Metropolis Market is now accepting Double Up Meals Bucks.”

The Niagara Falls Metropolis Market is open to the general public from 8 am – 3 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. SNAP & Double Up Meals Bucks are accepted 10 am – 2 pm. For an entire record of collaborating Double Up websites and hours of operation, go to www.doubleupnys.com/places.