Farmacy is our new collaboration with SNAP-Ed and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County.
A healthy diet can reduce risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, among others. Healthy eating can also help people with chronic diseases manage these conditions and prevent complications.
Not having enough food to eat can also make health conditions worse. If you are struggling and don't have enough food, check out the Farmacy details and then visit our Food Access Resources page.
By partnering with local healthcare providers, we are helping the community get a prescription for good health!
How it works:
Individuals who are identified by their healthcare provider, or are interested in the Farmacy program, will be enrolled in a 7 week nutrition education program. Participants can attend classes in person one day each week or can attend workshops virtually, when it works for them!
After attending each class, participants will be given a voucher or "prescription" for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County Veggie Van. The Veggie Van, full of delicious local produce, will be parked outside of our class locations. This means participants have immediate access to fresh fruits and vegetables grown right here in Western New York!
If you're interested in learning more about the program, enrolling, or sponsorship send an email or call the number below!
Last updated March 30, 2023