Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Continues

CLEARFIELD – Vouchers for the Pennsylvania Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program continue to be made available to qualifying senior citizens in Clearfield County.  The SFMNP provides eligible, older citizens of Pennsylvania with vouchers to purchase fruits and vegetables at registered farmers markets.

The schedule for FMNP voucher distribution is as follows:  Kylertown Center for Active Living, Mondays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; DuBois Senior and Community Center, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Coalport Center for Active Living, Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. -  11 a.m.; Mahaffey Center for Active Living, Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.;  Karthaus Center for Active Living, Fridays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Houtzdale Family Service Center, Mondays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Vouchers will be available at the Clearfield Center for Active Living, 116 S. Second St., Mondays from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   The distribution of SFMNP vouchers will run through Sept. 30 while supplies last.

Four, $5 vouchers will be distributed once a year, to individuals 60 years of age and older in Clearfield County who apply and meet income eligibility and residency requirements.  The income limit for this year is $21,590 for a single person and $29,101 for a married couple.   Identification showing date of birth and county (or town) residency is required when vouchers are picked up.  A social security card is not a valid form of identification for this purpose.

Eligible individuals who cannot pick up their vouchers may name a proxy to pick these up for them by signing an authorized proxy form.  Proxy forms are available at all county centers for active living or on the agency’s Web site (www.ccaaa.net). The form must be signed by the eligible individual prior to picking up the vouchers, and identification for both persons must be submitted by the proxy when applying for vouchers.

Those individuals who are interested in having lunch at any of the Centers are asked to call one day in advance to make their reservation.  Any individual over the age of 60 may reserve a lunch and contribute to the cost of the meal on a donation basis.  The cost of a meal for a person under 60 is $3.50.

For more information, call your local Center for Active Living or the CCAAA at 814-765-2696 or 1-800-225-8571, or visit our Web site at www.ccaaa.net.

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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