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D'Youville College working with African Heritage Co-Op to address food insecurity

D'Youville College
Posted at 2:36 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 14:36:21-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — D'Youville College is working on adding a new program that aims to provide healthy meals to students as well as food insecurity among students, in a partnership with the African Heritage Co-Op.

The program known as "Fresh Packs" offers fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy options at no charge to those who need it.

Students will place their orders by noon every Wednesday and pick up their Fresh Packs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays at The Park, D’Youville’s student advocacy center.

“With the Fresh Packs, students are able to easily access food that is fresh, healthy, and nutritious,” said NiK Peavy, director of student development and advocacy. “In addition, D’Youville can inject funds into the West Side and support a Black-owned business by partnering with the African Heritage Co-Op.”