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Join us in february for a day of action at the capitol building

Field & Fork Network’s Double Up Food Bucks NY team is heading back to the State Capitol! We will be meeting with our elected officials and encouraging them to support funding for Double Up Food Bucks NY in the FY 2025 NYS budget- and we want you to join us!

Event Details

WHAT: Double Up Food Bucks NY Day of Action 2024
WHEN: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, 9am-4pm
WHERE: NYS Capitol Building, 198 State St, Albany, NY 12247

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Help make a difference by emailing your legislator to tell them you support the Double Up Food Bucks NY program.

Step 1: Find your State Legislators

Find your state legislators using this link >> https://myreps.datamade.us/

  1. Type in your address
  2. Filter to search for your State Representatives
  3. Once you determine who your NYS Senator and Assemblymember are, click on the Contact link to find their email addresses.
Step 2: Email Your Reps

Use the following email template to send each of your legislators an individual message letting them know you support the Double Up Food Bucks NY program and ask them to support program funding in the FY 2025 NYS Budget.

Subject: Double Up Food Bucks NY Funding in State Budget

Importance: High Importance

Attachment: NYS FY 2025 Double Up Food Bucks NY Request

Body:

Dear [Senator/Assemblymember X],

I am writing to you today as a constituent of your district to voice my support for funding for the Double Up Food Bucks NY program in the FY 2025 NYS Budget.

In case you are not already aware, Double Up Food Bucks NY is the only statewide nutrition incentive program in New York State. Double Up Food Bucks NY matches SNAP purchases $1: $1, up to $20/day, to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables, with an emphasis on locally grown produce. The program is a win-win-win, increasing the accessibility and affordability of local, fresh fruits and vegetables for families, increasing economic opportunities for farmers, and supporting local economies.

I am urging you to support the inclusion of the Double Up Food Bucks NY program in the FY 2025 NYS Budget for $2M. This will help to ensure the continuing operations of the program are funded as well as meet the expansion goals to offer the program in more settings, thereby increasing the number of families, farmers, and local economies that benefit. Please also do whatever you can to encourage your fellow colleagues to support this crucial funding for the Double Up Food Bucks NY program.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. I appreciate your dedication to our community and look forward to hearing about your efforts to support Double Up Food Bucks NY in the state budget.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

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