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Farmers' Market Nutrition Program will disburse checks for seniors on July 8

 


The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides eligible Pennsylvania citizens with checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, grown or growable in Pennsylvania at their local farmers' market.

Allegheny County residents, 60 plus years of age with total 2007 net income of $19,240 for a single individual and $25,900 for a married couple. Married couples are eligible to receive two sets of checks, one for the wife and one for the husband.

Recipient or proxy must sign the FMNP check at the time of purchase. If consumer signs the check prior to purchase, the farmer will not accept the check. Lost or stolen checks can not be replaced—AAA must be notified immediately. FMNP checks will be accepted until November 30, 2008.

Senior must bring proof of age and residency to receive their checks. The checks for this program will be distributed as follows:

Allentown Senior Center (Kaufman Center, 412-431-0557), on Tuesday, July 8 from 9-11 a.m. at the Arlington Recreation Center on Salisbury Street.

Allentown Senior Center (Hilltop Center, 412-481-5484) on Tuesday, July 8 from 1-3 p.m. at 631 E. Warrington Avenue.

Elder-ado (Carrick Center, 412-881-6800) on Tuesday, July 8 from 9-11 a.m. at 2019 Brownsville Road, the lower level of the Zion Christian Church – entrance on Madeline Street.

Elder-ado (Knoxville Center, 412-381-6900) on Tuesday, July 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at 320 Brownsville Road.

Elder-ado (McKinley Park Center in Beltzhoover, 412-481-2433) on Tuesday, July 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at 900 Delmont Avenue.

Any eligible consumer who is unable to get to the distribution centers, can obtain a Proxy Sheet at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue, Henry Kaufmann Center, 2201 Salisbury Street and Elder-Ado, 320 Brownsville Road, to be filled out and signed prior to distribution date. Proxy sheets must be completely filled out in ink both by participant and proxy.

Two Proxy sheets are allowed per person. Proxies need not show proof of age and residency.

 

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