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State Program Offers Free Produce to Area Seniors, Says Toohil
5/16/2016
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is encouraging eligible seniors to take part in a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture program that provides vouchers worth $20 that can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets and roadside stands in the Commonwealth.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program was established in 2002 to promote the consumption of fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables among older Pennsylvanians.

To qualify, seniors must be 60 or older by Dec. 31. Participants must also have a total household income, before taxes, of less than $21,978 for a single person and $29,637 for a couple. Proof of age and residency in Luzerne or Wyoming counties are required. A Pennsylvania driver’s license is sufficient to prove eligibility for the program, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Vouchers are provided on a first-come, first-served basis by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. Four $5 vouchers will be handed out per person. Please contact the agency if there are more than two persons in a household.
Vouchers will be distributed at the following dates, times and locations during the month of June:

• Friday, June 3, Hazleton Active Adult Center, 24 E. Broad St., Hazleton, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 14, Mountaintop Active Adult Center, Wright Manor Apartments, 460 S. Main Road, Mountaintop, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 15, Freeland Active Adult Center, 701 Chestnut St., Freeland,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 21, Butler Twp. Active Adult Center, 411 W. Butler Drive, Drums,
10 a.m. to noon.
• Friday, June 24, Detweiler Farms, 165 Tunnel Road, White Haven, 10 a.m. to noon.
• Tuesday, June 28, Shickshinny Active Adult Center, 17 W. Vine St., Shickshinny, 10 a.m. to noon.

There are currently more than 1,150 farmers participating in the voucher program who operate nearly 830 farm stands and more than 200 farmers’ markets throughout Pennsylvania. To find a qualified location, visit RepToohil.com and click on “Senior Farmers Market Voucher Participants.”

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
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