Aging Services News
Saturday, 01 July 2017 23:13

Senior Farmers' Market coupons are here!

The Department of Aging at Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. This program puts coupons that can be used at area Farmers’ Markets into the hands of low-income older adults, helping them to maintain or improve their nutritional health.

If you are 60 years of age or older and have a monthly income of $1,860 or less for a one person household (or $2,504 or less for a two person household), you qualify for a booklet of coupons worth $20. Each eligible individual in a household is able to receive a booklet of coupons.

Coupons will be available at the following times and locations on a first come, first served basis:

Thursday, July 6th at Candor Farmers’ Market, Candor Town Hall, 101 Owego Road, Candor from 3:30 to 4:30PM.

Monday, July 10th at Lounsberry Food Pantry at the Lounsberry United Methodist Church, 3586 East River Road, Nichols from 11:30AM to 1:00PM.

Wednesday, July 12th at Bread of Life Food Pantry at the Resource Center of Candor, 1 Water Street, Candor from 3:00 to 4:30PM.

Thursday, July 13th at Spencer Food Cupboard, 70 North Main Street, Spencer from 4:00 to 5:30PM.

Friday, July 14th at Elderwood at Waverly, 37 North Chemung Street, Waverly from 2:00 to 4:00PM.

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets will also be available at Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, Monday through Friday. Booklets must be picked up in person and will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. For more information, please call 607-687-4120, ext. 324. If you are a farmer or farmers’ market and would like more information about becoming authorized to accept Farmers’ Market coupons, please contact the Department of Agriculture & Markets at 1-800-554-4501.
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