Jun. 22, 2020 / Weekly Roundup


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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Kick-Off
 
I’m pleased to inform you that the annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is available again this summer to eligible residents of Allegheny County. This program gives eligible residents an opportunity to purchase fresh produce at local participating farm markets. Eligible individuals may receive one set of checks worth $24 to be spent at participating farmers markets.

 
The program is funded through a check voucher distribution system, administered by the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging.

The 2020 Senior Farmers Market Program will look different this year due to COVID-19. The distribution of checks will not occur at senior centers. Instead, checks will be distributed by mail to eligible Allegheny County residents that complete an application.

Residents can pick up an application at my district office in Allison Park located at 4284 William Flinn Highway, Suite 105. The applications will be in the pamphlet display rack located outside my district office door so there is no need to make an appointment or enter the office for your application.

Residents can also download an application here.

Only completed applications received by Sept. 24 will be processed. Completed applications may be emailed to: AAA-SFMNP@alleghenycounty.us or mailed to:

Area Agency on Aging Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
2100 Wharton St., 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The checks may be used through Nov. 30, to purchase produce that is grown in Pennsylvania or purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer. Examples of Pennsylvania produce are apples, beans, berries, carrots, grapes, melons, spinach and tomatoes. Consumers must spend the entire $6 check; change will not be given. Lost or stolen checks will not be replaced.

To be eligible for the program:

· Residents must be 60 years or older by Dec. 31, 2020.

· The senior must be a resident of Allegheny County.

· For a one-person household, annual income cannot be greater than $23,606 and for a two-person household, annual income cannot be greater than $31,894. Married couples may each receive one set of checks.

· Residents cannot reside in a nursing home or other residential facility where meals are provided.

For additional information, please call the Area Agency on Aging Senior Line at 412-350-5460.

 
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District Office:
Castletown Square South, 4284 William Flinn Highway, Suite 105, Allison Park, PA 15101 | Phone: 412-487-6605 | Fax: 412-487-5086
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Room 406, Irvis Office Building, PO Box 202030, Harrisburg PA 17120-2030 | Phone: 717-260-6407 | Fax: 717-783-5740
Email: lmizgorski@pahousegop.com
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