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Gloucester County offering senior citizens Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers

Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson announced that the county will be distributing Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers/checks to eligible Gloucester County Senior Citizens this summer.  

Each eligible person can receive five vouchers, each worth $5 to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at 21 different farm markets and roadside markets in Gloucester County.  

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "This program gives our seniors the opportunity to purchase locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers and provides seniors with useful nutritional information to ensure good health."

To be eligible for the Farmers’ Market vouchers the senior must be 60 years of age or older, must have an annual income less than $22,311 for a household of one and $30,044 for a household of two.  Effective July 1st the income limits are subject to change. 

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “A healthy diet is just one key to healthy living. Our local farm and roadside markets sell only the best Jersey-grown fruits and vegetables and by providing seniors with these vouchers, we are promoting that healthy lifestyle.” 

An eligibility application must be completed when picking up the vouchers and the applicant must provide proof of age, residency and total income: Social Security Award Letter, pension statements and Medicaid Card.   

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