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FreshConnect Checks For Veterans And Families

In collaboration with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Veterans Benefits Advisors with the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services are offering FreshConnect checks to Active Duty members, veterans and their immediate family members, as well as un-remarried surviving spouses of veterans.  

New York State employees who are veterans and their immediate family members are now eligible to receive FreshConnect checks

Recipients can use FreshConnect checks for fresh produce and other food items at participating farmers markets throughout New York State.     

Veterans Benefits Advisors distribute FreshConnect checks on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the state of New York.

The FreshConnect “season” generally begins in July and runs until December.

Each recipient receives a booklet of FreshConnect checks worth a total of $20 at participating farmers’ markets and farm stands. Only one booklet of checks per household. 

For more information, regarding farmers markets and finding the one nearest you, click here. More information about the FreshConnect checks program can be found here.

FreshConnect checks are available at most of our offices. To find your nearest Veterans Benefits Advisor, call 1.888.838.7697 (VETSNYS) or click here.   

Schedule an Appointment with a Veterans Benefits Advisor

1-888-VETS-NYS

(1-888-838-7697)

Contact a Veterans Benefits Advisor

Find a Veterans Benefits Advisor Near You!

or

Schedule an Appointment with a Veterans Benefits Advisor

1-888-VETS-NYS

(1-888-838-7697)

Contact a Veterans Benefits Advisor

Find a Veterans Benefits Advisor Near You!

or