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Farm market vouchers are still available

Published September 06. 2012 05:02PM

A limited number of farm market vouchers are still available for income-eligible people age 60 and above who have not yet received vouchers in 2012.

Older adults eligible for the program must present valid proof of age and residency, such as a Pennsylvania driver's license or state-issued identification card. In addition, those eligible must have turned 60 before Dec. 31 of this year. Income guidelines for eligibility are $20,665 for a single-person household and $27,991 for a two-person household.

Vouchers may be obtained on Tuesdays between 9 a.m. and noon at the five senior community centers listed below.

Diakon Community Services for Seniors is administering the 2012 Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program through the Schuylkill County Senior Community Centers. A program of the state Department of Agriculture, the Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program issues "Farm market vouchers" to eligible older adults.

Locations are Shenandoah Senior Community Center, 116 N. Main St.; Mahanoy City Senior Community Center, 138 W. Centre St.; Pottsville Senior Community Center, 201 N. Centre St.; Tremont Senior Community Center, 139 Clay St., (the old Tremont High School); and the Schuylkill Haven Senior Community Center, 121 N. Main St., Rear (St. John UCC).

For more information, people may contact Kathy Leahy of Diakon Community Services for Seniors at (570) 624-3017 or 1-800-621-6325. The senior community centers are sponsored by Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries under contract with the Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services.

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