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County Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program begins June 13

 


The Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will again be administering the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. This program helps eligible older adults to supplement their diets with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables by providing a set of four checks for a total of $20.

Checks will be distributed on Tuesday, June 13 by the AAA senior center network on a first come, first served basis. The checks can be spent through November 30 on produce grown in Pennsylvania at participating farmers’ markets. Those who are eligible but unable to get to a senior center may designate a proxy to pick up and redeem the checks. There is a limit of two proxy forms per person.

To be eligible, seniors must: be an Allegheny County resident; be age 60 or older before December 31, 2017; not live in a residential facility providing meals; and meet income requirements – $22,311 annual gross income for a one-person household and $30,044 for a two-person household.

South Pittsburgh area distribution sites include: Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue, from 9-11 a.m .; Mt. Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue, from 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m .; South Side Market House Senior Center, 12th & Bingham streets, from 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m .; and, LifeSpan – Knoxville Center, 320 Brownsville Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

To access other distribution sites, proxy forms, locations of farmers’ markets and other information about the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/olderadults. Information is also available by calling the SeniorLine at 412-350-5460.

 

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