Senior Farmers Market Vouchers

Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Program NEPA


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General Information
Description of Service2017 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition (Voucher) Program

This program was established in 2002 by the Federal and State Dept. of Agriculture to assist seniors in obtaining fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables and to increase sales and awareness of the farmers markets in the local area. In collaboration with Area Agency on Aging, the vouchers are distributed to eligible seniors statewide.

A person is not eligible if he/she resides in a nursing home, convent or residential facility where meals are prepared.
The eligible senior receives four $5 vouchers that can only be redeemed at a local farmers stand who is a participant of the program. Only Pennsylvania grown fresh fruits and vegetables can be bought with the vouchers; baked goods, apple cider, dairy products, jams, and meats are not allowable. Each senior can only receive one set of four vouchers a year.
A representative can pick up vouchers for an eligible senior as long as they have a signed and completed proxy form. The representative must bring some form of ID. Anyone with Power of Attorney must also have a proxy form completed and signed when picking up vouchers for eligible senior. A husband/wife must have the proxy form completed and signed when picking up vouchers for spouse.
LocationLuzerne
Geographical AreaBradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming Counties.
TerritoryBradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming Counties.
Intake ProcedureGo to Senior Center on scheduled dates or contact your Area Agency on Aging.
Intake RequirementsThe 2017 requirements for the program are: 1) The person be at least 60 or turn 60 within the year. (Proof of age required)* 2) Proof of residency required.* 3) 2016 Income eligibility requirements (Self –Declaration, however, Dept. of Agriculture spot checks info and at that time, a participant will have to declare all income in household.) 1 person in household – $22,311 2 people in household – $30,044 3 people in household – $37,777 4 people in household – $45,510
*A PA driver’s license or photo license would be sufficient to show age/residence eligibility for the program.
Helpful TipsTo see a distribution schedule for your county, click on the name of the county you live in.
Bradford
Clinton
Columbia
Lackawanna
Luzerne
Lycoming
Monroe
Montour
Northumberland
Pike
Snyder
Sullivan
Susquehanna
Tioga
Union
Wayne
Wyoming
 
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsSenior Citizens
EligibilitySee Intake Requirements or Description of Agency above.
 
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Program NEPA
Affiliated Program: Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Program NEPA
This Service: Senior Farmers Market Vouchers
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Food Vouchers (BD-1800.2250)