Farmers Market Nutrition Program Offers Vouchers for Low-Income Seniors, Families

Source from Pennsylvania Homecare Association

Low-income Pennsylvanians can now apply for vouchers to purchase produce at farmers markets and farm stands across the state through the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). To qualify for the program, individuals must be 60 or older by Dec. 31, 2013, with a total household income before taxes of less than $21,257 for a single person and $28,694 for two people.

Eligible older adults can use four $5 vouchers to buy fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at qualified farm market stands through the $7 million state and federal program.

Statewide, 207 farmers markets and 897 roadside farm stands participate in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which operates from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Residents should contact their local Area Agency on Aging for additional information, including locations, dates and times of voucher distributions. Vouchers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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