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Farmers market vouchers available for seniors

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute farmers market nutrition program vouchers to eligible senior citizens, while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.

Proof of age and residency must be provided. Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.

A single person is eligible to receive four $5 vouchers, and couples are eligible for eight $5 vouchers, one time only. They will also receive a list of local farmers markets where the vouchers may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

This program does not include seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents or residential facilities where meals are provided.

The vouchers will not be accepted at grocery stores and must be used by Nov. 30. Farmers market vouchers will be distributed at the information and referral lobby of Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays beginning July 10, while supplies last. Enter at the Seventh Street entrance.