Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will be available this summer
Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson announced today that the Gloucester County Division of Senior Services Nutrition Program will be distributing Senior Farmers' Market vouchers/checks to 1,600 Gloucester County Senior Citizens this summer.
The Farmer’s Market vouchers may be used to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at 22 different farm markets and roadside markets in Gloucester County.
Director Damminger said, "The program has been increased to $25 this year and that will go a long way to helping our seniors buy fresh grown produce, and help our farmers who grow and sell produce." Damminger said that the farmers who participate in the program do so voluntarily.
Freeholder Jefferson, Liaison to the Division of Senior Services said, “Access to fresh produce is vital to the health of our seniors. Many of our seniors live on a fixed income and every bit helps them and they can use these vouchers to enjoy the abundant produce that is grown locally.”
To be eligible for the Farmers’ Market vouchers the senior must have an annual income less than $21,978 for a household of one and $29,637 for a household of two. Eligible seniors will be given (5) $5.00 vouchers for a total of $25.00 per person.
An eligibility application must also be completed before receiving the vouchers and the applicant “MUST” provide proof of income by providing one of the following documents: Social Security Statement, 2015 Income Tax, Medicare & Pension Statements, Bank Statement, or Medicaid Card. The PAAD card is “NOT” accepted as proof of income.
The county is able to provide our seniors these vouchers through a federal grant.
For further information please contact the Division of Senior Services at 384-6900.
Distribution dates, times and locations:
Monday, June 27 1 to 3 p.m.
Pfeiffer Community Center, 301 Blue Bell Rd., Williamstown, NJ 08094
Tuesday, June 28 1 to 3 p.m.
Franklinville Community Center, 1584 Coles Mill Rd., Franklinville, NJ 08322
Wednesday, June 29 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Mantua Community Center, 111 East Mercer Ave., Mantua, NJ 08051
Thursday, June 30 1 to 3 p.m.
Glassboro Senior Center, 152 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Friday, July 1 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Second Baptist Church, 1534 Pine St., Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Friday, July 1 1 to 3 p.m.
Thorofare Fire Hall, 1 Firehouse Lane, Thorofare, NJ 08086
Attached is a list where the vouchers are accepted.
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