State expands FreshConnectChecks program

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thousands of western new yorkers who rely on help from the government to put food on the table now have access to another healthy food option.

The state is expanding its FreshConnect Check program.

Low-income families and veterans can use their food stamps at farmers markets across the state.

You can find participating markets in our area by clicking here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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