AARP Pennsylvania News: Farmer’s Market

Source from AARP

In a state where more than 12% of households are at risk for hunger, the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program can help those on fixed incomes put fresh produce on the table.

Nearly 9 million Americans age 50 and older are at risk of hunger-a 79% increase over the last decade, according to the AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger.

State residents age 60+ may be eligible for the program if their annual income is less than $21,590 per individual or $29,101 per couple. Participants receive for $5 vouchers, which they can use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at 190 farmers markets and 800 farm stands statewide.

To apply, call the state Department of Agriculture at 717-772-2693.