CLEARFIELD – Vouchers for the Pennsylvania Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program continue to be made available to qualifying senior citizens who live in Clearfield County. The SFMNP provides eligible, older citizens of Pennsylvania with vouchers to purchase fruits and vegetables at registered farmers markets.
Four $5 vouchers are being distributed one time during the program year to Clearfield County residents 60 years of age and older who meet income eligibility requirements. The income limit is $20,036 for a single person and $26,955 for a married couple. Identification showing date of birth and county (or town) of residency is required when vouchers are picked up. A Social Security Card is not a valid form of identification for this purpose. Examples of acceptable identification include the following: a PA Drivers License, a state photo ID, an ATA Identification card, or a letter from the Social Security Administration stating age or date of birth.
The distribution of vouchers will continue until the supply allocated is depleted. Once the supply is depleted, eligible seniors may be placed on a waiting list in the event more vouchers will be released by the PA Department of Agriculture.
The schedule for FMNP voucher distribution is as follows: Clearfield Center for Active Living – 765-9319, Mondays and Thursdays, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Coalport Center for Active Living – 672-3574, Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; DuBois Senior & Community Center –371-4000, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Houtzdale Family Service Center – 378-5120, Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Karthaus Center for Active Living –263-7277, Mondays from noon – 1:00 p.m.; Kylertown Center for Active Living –345-6338, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; and Mahaffey Center for Active Living – 277-4544, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Vouchers may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown or growable in PA. The vouchers are negotiable through November 30 of this year at participating Farmers Market locations.
Programs and services of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Mature Resources Foundation, and local and client contributions.