Thursday June 22nd
Market will be held weekly and will help address food insecurity by bringing fresh, local produce to East Buffalo
(BUFFALO) – June 8, 2023 – To continue and build upon efforts to encourage
sustained, meaningful and transformational change in East Buffalo, KeyBank, Buffalo
GoGreen and Providence Farm Collective are once again partnering to launch a weekly
farmers market in the city’s Delavan-Grider neighborhood. The market brings fresh fruits
and vegetables to neighborhoods with few options and is part of KeyBank’s ongoing
response to the racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo that took place in May 2022.
The market will be held at the Delavan-Grider Community Center located at 877 East
Delavan Avenue. It will take place from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. each Thursday from June
22 through fall.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Buffalo GoGreen, Providence Farm
Collective and the Delavan-Grider Community Center to address food insecurity and
bring community-oriented resources to the Delavan-Grider neighborhood,” said
Chiwuike “Chi-Chi” Owunwanne, Corporate Responsibility Officer for KeyBank in
Buffalo. “New this year, we are making this a weekly event, expanding access to fresh
food in East Buffalo.”
In addition to produce vendors, other merchants from around Western New York will
take part in the market. Accepted forms of payment are cash, checks, Mastercard, Visa,
SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and Senior Farmers checks. In addition, those who
sign up on site for the Double Up Food Bucks program will receive a $10 food voucher
to the market courtesy of KeyBank.
KeyBank’s roots trace back nearly 200 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in
Cleveland, Ohio, KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services
companies, with assets of approximately $198 billion at March 31, 2023. Key provides
deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and
businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a
network of approximately 1,000 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs. Key also
provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products,
such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications
and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the
United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information,
visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank Member FDIC.