Bethlehem Press

Monday, September 16, 2019

Farm foods coupons available for the elderly

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Northampton County’s Area Agency on Aging

and Lamont McClure are pleased to announce coupons are still being distributed for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Four $5 coupons worth $20 will be available to Northampton County residents age 60 and over who meet the income eligibility requirements.

Income Eligibility

1 person - $23,107 2 people - $31,284 3 people - $39,461

4 people - $47,638 5 people - $55,815 6 people - $63,992

The coupons can be used to purchase food at farmer’s markets. Proof of age and residence must be presented by all persons wishing to receive coupons. Program policies allow a person to obtain coupons for another person only if they have a completed and signed proxy form. A person may only serve as proxy for up to four other participants. Identification with date of birth and address, of the older adult, must be shown when presenting a proxy.

The form will be available for pick-up at the AAA office, 2801 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 1 – 4:40 p.m.

Persons may only receive coupons once during the program, which runs from June 3 until Sept. 26.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY FARMER MARKET COUPON DISTRIBUTION 2019

LOCATION DATE TIME

Department of Human Services Building

2801 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

EASTON FARMERS MARKET AUGUST 17 10:00am – 12:00

CENTRE SQUARE, EASTON

EASTON SENIOR FEST AUGUST 21 10:00am -3:00pm

SCOTT PARK, 130 LARRY HOLMS DRIVE

ROONEY SENIOR CENTER AUGUST 22 8:30 – 9:30am

4 E. 4th STREET, BETHLEHEM

BETHLEHEM FARMERS MARKET AUGUST 22 10:00am– 12:00

FARRINGTON SQUARE

NAZARETH FARMERS MARKET AUGUST 24 9:00 – 11:00am

CENTRE SQUARE

SAUCON VALLEY FARMERS MARKET AUGUST 25 9:00 – 11:00am

HELLERTOWN/NEXT TO HELLERTOWN LIBRARY

SAUCON VALLEY FARMERS MARKET SEPTEMBER 15 9:00 – 11:00am

HELLERTOWN/NEXT TO HELLERTOWN LIBRARY

Coupons are available June 3 through Sept. 26 (or until supply of vouchers is exhausted)