JAMESTOWN – Noeplace Convenience Store on E. 2nd St. is taking part in the Healthy Community Market project, coordinated by the Chautauqua County Health Network (CCHN) and Creating Healthy Places. The a project is designed to offer more healthy food options at retail areas in Jamestown.
This past Saturday kicked off a month-long series of activities with the unveiling of the Healthy Community Market and featured nutritious food samples, cooking tips and recipes, produce coupons, and other healthy prizes.
According to a media release from the Health Network, Noeplace owner John Noe and his staff stepped up to pilot the Healthy Community Market in the eastside neighborhood. They worked with CCHN, The University of Buffalo Department of Urban and Regional Planning, The City of Jamestown, and Jamestown Renaissance Corporation to make this healthy food access initiative a reality.
The Eastside YMCA and Cornell Cooperative Extension have also joined in the effort to strengthen the community’s health by offering healthy eating presentations, nutrition classes, and activities at Noeplace.
Officials say the transformation of this store to offer fresh produce and a healthier inventory to its customers is part of a long term strategy to improve the health of the community.
Noeplace Convenience Store is located at 708 East 2nd Street, and is open every day, 24 hours a day.
The mission of CCHN is to strengthen the local healthcare and wellness deliver system. For more information on Creating Healthy Places, go to www.cchn.net.