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7/1/2014 - Free Fruits & Vegetables for Eligible Seniors

Free Healthy Fruits & Vegetables for Eligible Cumberland Seniors

Once again this summer, eligible Cumberland County seniors are being offered vouchers for free farm market produce beginning July 1st.

The federally funded Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program gives each participant a total of $20 to purchase Jersey Fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers. The program is administered locally by the Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled. 

“This is a great opportunity for seniors to get good healthy produce, said Freeholder Carol Musso, Community Services liaison.  “And it’s all from local farmers growing the best fruits and vegetables in the nation.”

Vouchers will be distributed at 13 locations throughout the county on specific dates during the month of July (see schedule below). 

The vouchers are available to Cumberland County residents, ages 60 & older who meet income guidelines based on household size.

Income guidelines for a single individual are $1,800 monthly or $21,590 yearly. Income guidelines for a married couple are $2,426 monthly or $29,101 yearly. There are additional income guidelines for household sizes of 3 or more. Proof of residence is required and income verification should be presented.

Four $5.00 vouchers -- $20.00 total -- will be given to each eligible person to be used at participating farmers’ markets.

Staff of the Office on Aging will distribute the coupons on the following dates during the month of July:

 

Bridgeton Outreach Office                800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton                               Beginning July 1st, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

Bridgeton Senior Center                  Burt St. & Babe Ruth Dr., Bridgeton                            July 7th, 10 am – 12 pm

Commercial Twp. Senior Ctr.          8879 Highland St. Haleyville                                       July 3rd and July 10th, 9 am – 12 pm

Deerfield Twp. Senior Ctr.               736 Landis Ave., Rosenhayn                                      July 3rd and July 14th, 9 am – 12 pm

Downe TWP. Senior Ctr.                288 Main Street, Newport                                            July 11th, 10 am – 12 pm

Edgar Joyce Senior Ctr.                  1323 Highway #77, Seabrook                                     July 2nd and July 16th, 10 am – 12 pm

Nanticoke- Lenni Lenape                 Westcott Station Road, Fairton Tribal Center             July 8th, 10 am – 12 pm

Lawrence Twp. Senior Ctr.              14 Mulford Dr., Cedarville                                           July 2nd, and July 8th, 10 am- 12 pm

Maurice River Twp. Senior Ctr.       590 Main St., Leesburg                                                July 1st and July 15th, 9 am – 12 pm

Millville Outreach Office                    1500 S. 2nd. Street, Millville                                       Beginning July 7th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm,  Mondays & Fridays

Millville Senior Nutrition                     130 S. 2nd St. Millville  Center                                    July 7th, 10 am – 12 pm

Vineland Senior Nutrition                  Tarklin Acres, Vineland Center                                   July 9th, 10 am – 12 pm

Vineland Senior Center                    6th & Elmer Streets, Vineland                                      Beginning July 1st, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays

The coupons will be available during normal business hours at the various Office on Aging sites beginning July 21st.  For more information contact the Cumberland County Office on Aging at 453-2220 or 453-2221.