Calling All Restaurants! Madison County Creates Gift Card Program to Support our Local Businesses

Wampsville, NY – Madison County announced today that it is looking for local restaurants to participate in their “Madison Local Eats” program. The program is a gift card matching program. Individuals will be able to register for vouchers for their favorite Madison County Restaurant and double their money.

“We are committing up to $500,000 in matching funds for this gift card program,” says Madison County Board Chairman John M. Becker. “For over a year we have watched as our local businesses have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Between the shutdown, curfews, and other executive orders, our businesses have had to come up with creative ways of staying afloat. Now that things are starting to open back up, we want to help our businesses get back on their feet.”
“Madison Local Eats” is a program from Buy Madison County. The way the program will work is customers will be able to sign up for vouchers that they will exchange for either a $50 or $100 gift card. They will be able to pick which food location they want to support, yes you can pick more than one. Then that voucher will be brought to the business to be redeemed. There, the customer will pay either $25 for a $50 gift card, or $50 for a $100 gift card. The other half of the gift card will be reimbursed by Madison County to the restaurant.

If you are an independently owned restaurant in Madison County and would like to participate in “Madison Local Eats” please go to to sign up. Businesses have until June 23, 2021 to register. Madison County plans on making the voucher program live for the public on June 29, 2021. Additional details will follow.

The Madison County reimbursement comes from the $13.7 million the County received as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

If you are a local business and would like more information, go to or call 315.366.2822.

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