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Double Up Food Bucks Awareness Week

Buffalo Bills Foundation teams up with Double Up Food Bucks to help families get more fresh produce—and a chance to win tickets to the Green Bay Packers Game Double Up Awareness Week encourages EBT users in WNY to eat healthier   Buffalo, NY–The Buffalo Bills Foundation is teaming up with Field & Fork Network to […]

We’re Hiring! Policy Manager

Policy Manager   What’s the job? You are a relationship builder at the core and can hold a conversation with anyone. The political climate does not hinder your effectiveness because you are fearless in putting forward the agenda of opportunities for those with food insecurity. You have knowledge of the legislative process at the state […]

We’re Hiring! Communications & Digital Content Coordinator

Communications & Digital Content Coordinator   What’s the job? You are someone with an eye for design and a passion for storytelling.  You want to use your skillset to make a positive impact and affect change. You will be an integral member of the team responsible for helping advance the mission of Field & Fork […]

Field and Fork Network, Inc. Receives Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award

Field and Fork Network, Inc. Receives Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award August 24, 2022  UTICA, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently awarded Field and Fork Network, Inc. a Community Health Award of $2,000 to support their Double Up Food Bucks program serving Essex County. This program is Field and Fork Network’s signature food access […]

Double Up Food Bucks now accepted at Niagara Falls city market

Niagara Falls City Market vendors will now be accepting Double Up Food Bucks benefits to further provide those on SNAP benefits access to healthy foods. The Field and Fork Network was on hand to make the announcement Friday morning along with Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino, New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, and members of […]

Why improving food access in Buffalo neighborhoods won’t be a ‘one-size-fits-all solution’

For six years, Alexander Wright lobbied local politicians, foundations and investors to fund his vision for an East Side grocery store. The African Heritage Food Co-Op, he promised, would make affordable, healthy produce accessible in a neighborhood with few convenient options besides dollar and corner stores. The Buffalo Bills Foundation kicked in $50,000. Donations ticked […]

Field & Fork expands access to fresh produce on Buffalo’s East Side

This year’s harvest of fresh, local fruit and vegetables just grew more plentiful for residents of Buffalo’s East Side food desert who qualify for SNAP purchases. Thanks in part to new state funding from Gov. Kathy Hochul, the Double Up Food Bucks NY program removed the $20 per day cap on its dollar-for-dollar match of […]

We’re Hiring! Double Up Food Bucks Portfolio Manager – Retail and Grocery

Double Up Food Bucks Portfolio Manager – Retail & Grocery    What’s the job?  Your passion for the food system and everyone’s ability to access it is key as you help grocery stores and neighborhood markets navigate their own challenges in participating in Double Up Food Bucks. Your positive and optimistic approach is part of […]

We’re Hiring! Part Time Office Administrator

Office Administrator – Part Time (24 hours/week)    What’s the job?  You thrive in a dynamic environment with lots going on and you take pride in helping the office to run smoothly. Those in the field are just as important to you as those in the office. Your attention to detail and strong communication skills […]

We’re Hiring! Information Manager

Information Manager  What’s the job?  You are that special person who both understands and loves data but knows that its real value is in the stories it tells. You are committed to the integrity of the data and know that there are things to learn in the day-to-day tracking. You want to help the organization […]

Bills Foundation helps launch this healthy food program in Niagara Falls

Bills Foundation helps launch this healthy food program in Niagara Falls Jul 22, 2022 at 02:36 PM Today, Field & Fork Network announced the launch of Double Up Food Bucks NY at the Niagara Falls City Market. The program increases access to local fresh produce, helps families with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) formerly food […]

Increasing Access to Fresh Local Produce on Buffalo’s East Side

Increasing Access to Fresh Local Produce on Buffalo’s East Side Program Offers Unlimited Match on SNAP Purchases & Invests in East Side Partner Today Field & Fork Network announced, Double Up Food Bucks NY will increase access to fresh local produce on Buffalo’s East Side, with an unlimited $1 for $1 match on all SNAP […]

Senator Sue Serino to visit the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to support Field & Fork Network’s Double Up Food Bucks Program

Senator Sue Serino to visit the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to support Field & Fork Network’s Double Up Food Bucks Program SUE SERINO July 12, 2022 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is pleased to host Senator Sue Serino at its Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market at 3:30 pm on Monday, July 11, 2022, to support the […]

In the News: Dealing with a ‘Food Desert’

Dealing with a ‘food desert’ USA NIAGARA: Expansion of healthy food options in city being explored. By Philip Gambini philip.gambini@niagara-gazette.com Jan 5, 2019 Officials at the state-run agency that typically focuses on property acquisition and corporate assistance are also considering healthy food options as an economic tool. Staff at USA Niagara Development Corp. are in the preliminary stages […]

2021 Double Up Impact Report

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Double Your Produce Dollars

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — For our Price Tracker series, we’re continuing to track the prices of five items at five stores across Western New York. We’re tracking the price of: 1lb ground beef a dozen eggs a gallon of 2% milk white bread toilet paper You can track the changes we’re seeing by looking at […]

Food for Life

Twelve weeks of real-life experience came to an end this week for 12 Niagara Falls High School students who participated in the Food Pathways program as part of the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan. The program, coordinated through Field & Fork network used curriculum developed by Niagara University’s Global Tourism Institute and concluded with […]

Double Up Food Bucks NY Annual Report

This annual report was developed by the GUSNIP Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation and Information Center (NTAE) to evaluate to the success of Double Up Food Bucks NY for the project year of September 2020-August 2021. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD REPORT

Grocer’s Program Underscores Food Inequities

Original Story in the Register Star Written by Noah Eckstein Rolling Grocer 19, a full-service grocery store in downtown Hudson, will start providing people on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits with a $1-for-$1 match on purchases of fruits and vegetables up to $20 per day. The New York-based nonprofit Field and Fork Network announced a […]

Double Up Food Bucks NY Included in 2023 NYS Budget

Double Up Food Bucks Receives Support from New York State $2 Million allocated in 2023 Budget for healthy food incentive program  Field & Fork Network and the American Heart Association are pleased to announce, for the first time in the program’s history, its inclusion in the New York State Budget. Double Up Food Bucks NY […]

We’re Hiring a Summer Intern! Communications Content Creator

The Communications Content Creator will assist and support marketing & communications strategy by creating exciting and dynamic content to promote our work and bring our mission to life. You will leave this internship with tangible work that you can add to your resume or portfolio. ·       Assist in supporting and influencing our digital voice as […]

Congressman Higgins Announces $3 Million in USDA Funding Awarded to Field & Fork Network

Congressman Higgins Announces $3 Million in USDA Funding Awarded to Field & Fork Network Funding Improves Access to Fresh, Local Produce & Improves Technology Associated with SNAP Benefits Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Field & Fork Network and FeedMore WNY at OLV Human Services to announce a four-year federal grant totaling $3,077,153. Funded by the […]

Updates From the Field

AdkAction is a small but mighty nonprofit serving the rural communities of the Adirondack Park. With a shared vision of creating a more sustainable food system, they have been a strong partner and leader in their region; developing innovative ideas on how to address food insecurity. One example of this is the Fair Food Pricing […]

Honest Weight Co-Op Launches Double Up Food Bucks

Honest Weight Launches Double Up Food Bucks  SNAP Incentive program increases healthy food access for low-income families, supports local farmers  Honest Weight Food Co-op announces the launch of Double Up Food Bucks New York (Double Up), a program administered by Field & Fork Network, doubling the buying power of SNAP customers. Honest Weight Food Co-op is the first grocery store in […]

Syracuse Co-op Launches Double Up Food Bucks

People and families who get Supplemental Nutrition assistance (SNAP) have the opportunity to stretch those dollars farther when buying fruit and vegetables, thanks to a new program. The Syracuse Coopertive Market is taking part in ‘Double Up Food Bucks’ to help those on limited incomes put healthier food on their tables. Market General Manger Jeremy DeChario says produce can […]

Binghamton Grocery Store Works in Incentive for SNAP Beneficiaries in Former Food Desert

Some Shoppers on Binghamton’s north side are getting some big help. A new program allows anyone using SNAP benefits at the Greater Good Grocery store will now get a dollar match for any piece of produce purchased. Officials say they hope a program like this can go a long way in fighting hunger in what […]

Field & Fork Network Partners with Emmanuel Sanders and the Buffalo Bills Foundation to Tackle Food Insecurity

Field & Fork Network’s Double Up Food Bucks New York program expands healthy food access for low-income families Field & Fork Network announced its partnership with the Buffalo Bills Foundation today, joining a collection of local organizations participating in their Huddle for Hunger initiative addressing child hunger, nutritious food access, and healthy eating in Western […]

Niagara Falls City Market, now accepting SNAP, needs an Outreach & EBT Coordinator

Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan moving forward through Economic Development project that provides workforce opportunities and affordable food access to low-income families.   In an effort to make the local food system a more equitable place for all, Niagara Falls’ central and year-round market is finally going to begin accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, Awards Field & Fork Network $50,000 to Support Healthy Corner Store Initiative

Local Food Action Plan aims to bring healthy options to vulnerable neighborhoods of Niagara Falls to empower healthier food choices Field & Fork Network has been awarded a $50,000 grant, from KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, to propel a healthy corner store initiative that will bring healthy food options to the Niagara Falls community, while providing technical support to […]

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES FIRST DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS PROGRAM ON LONG ISLAND

Suffolk County Economic Development Corporation Authorizes $25,000 to Fund Field & Fork Network to Combat Food Insecurity Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the Suffolk County Economic Development Corporation has approved a $25,000 grant to Field & Fork Network to bring the Double Up Foods Bucks Program to Suffolk County. Double Up Food Bucks […]

Double Up Food Bucks Nearly Doubles Its Summer Seasonal Markets Across New York State

SNAP incentive program increases food access for low-income families and supports local farmers Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), a nutrition incentive program expanding across New York State, opens for its 8th summer season. The program, administered by Field & Fork Network, matches federal food dollars one-for-one, giving shoppers access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.   Since piloting at seven Western New York farmers markets in 2014, Double Up Food Bucks has expanded into 30 counties […]

Local Food Action Plan Moves Forward with Strategic Roadmap

Food is a natural convener of people – family, friends, welcome guests, and new ideas – so should an organization rooted in food access.   Healthy Food Healthy People of Niagara Falls partnered with local consultant Buffalo Moose Group to work with community leaders, throughout 2020-2021, to create a strategic roadmap to move the Niagara […]

Double Up Food Bucks New York Releases 2021 Request for Applications

Field & Fork Network’s Nutrition Incentive program increases healthy food access for low-income families, supports local farmers Buffalo, NY – Field & Fork Network is seeking applications for the 2021 Double Up Food Bucks Season. Farmers markets, mobile markets, farm stands, grocery, and small retail sites in New York State that accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition […]

One-House Budgets Leave Out Vital Support for Sustainable Food Assistance Programs

Field & Fork Network seeking $1 million allocation of funding to support Double Up Food Bucks Nutrition Incentive program Buffalo, NY – Today, Field & Fork Network voiced its deep disappointment in the omission of funding for the Double Up Food Bucks NYS program in the New York State Senate and Assembly One-House budget proposals […]

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture Awards $4.6 Million to Expand Double Up Food Bucks Program in New York State

Field & Fork Network’s nutrition incentive program benefits families, farmers, and the local economy. Buffalo, NY – Field & Fork Network announced today that it has been awarded a four-year, $4.6 million federal grant through the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) National Institute of Food and Agriculture […]

General Motors Awards Field & Fork Network $50,000 to Begin Workforce Development as part of Local Food Action Plan

The Healthy Food Healthy People work group aims to end food disparities in the Niagara Falls community through resident-driven action and policy. Niagara Falls, NY – Field & Fork Network announced today that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant, from General Motors, to propel workforce development and training programming related to the local food […]

Job Posting: Program Coordinator

Job Posting: Program Coordinator, Double Up Food Bucks New York UPDATE: POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Field & Fork Network is a food and farming organization dedicated to building a thriving regional food system in New York by creating more economic opportunities for local agriculture and by providing greater access to fresh local foods. The Double […]

New Partnership Brings Fresh Food Fellows: Urban Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program to Buffalo Youth

Groundwork Buffalo, Field & Fork Network and Grassroots Gardens are pleased to announce the Fresh Food Fellows: Urban Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program, a paid job training opportunity and certification program for Buffalo youth that will prepare the next generation of food and agriculture industry professionals for the workforce. Over the course of six months, participants will […]

Holistic health in WNY takes several forms

A holistic approach to health includes better nutrition. Field & Fork Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program, a dollar-for-dollar match on fresh fruits and vegetables for those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), helps low-income households bring home more fruits and vegetables — which in turn promotes better nutrition. “Families are eating more healthy […]

Field & Fork Network Joins National Partners for Continued Growth and Innovation of Double Up Food Bucks Program

New Federal and Private Support Fuels Growth of SNAP Incentives, Increasing Healthy Food Access and Supporting Farmers. Buffalo, N.Y. August 11, 2017 – Field & Fork Network announced today it will be partnering with Fair Food Network and Live Well Colorado to expand and innovate the Double Up Food Bucks produce incentive program across Western New York. Double Up […]

2017 Double Up Food Bucks Season Underway

Field & Fork Network is thrilled to kick off the fourth season of our Double Up Food Bucks program! Double Up Food Bucks is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) incentive that increases access to fresh, healthy foods for low-income consumers by matching federal food assistance benefits $1 for $1. The 2017 season will include […]