In 2016 RiseBoro coordinated agency-wide participation in the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's Health Bucks Program. For the 2017 market season, RiseBoro Bushwick Cooks submitted applications on behalf of divisions across the agency for maximum allocation of Health Bucks for Bushwick residents. Health Bucks are paper vouchers, worth $2 each, developed and administered by the NYC Health Department District Public Health Offices. These vouchers can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at RiseBoro Farmers Markets and other participating farmers markets. Pending approval, Health Bucks will be distributed via our affordable senior housing residences, RiseBoro Senior Centers, RiseBoro Youth Center, the Community Empowerment Center, Homebase offices, LEAP and benefits office.