$2 million goes to expand food program | Columbia County

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GHENT — State Sen. Michelle Hinchey and the Field and Fork Network at the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store announced $2 million in state funding to support the expansion of Double Up Food Bucks NY, a program that has contributed over $10 million in New York-grown produce sold with $2.7 million going to New York farmers.

The program doubles the value of federal nutrition benefits spent at participating markets and grocery stores, helping customers bring home healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers.

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