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New August Dates Added to Food Voucher Program for Seniors

July 16, 2014 at 2:04 PM

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that new dates have been added to the “Jersey Fresh” Farmers’ Market food voucher program. There are now seven new dates for distribution at various county locations during the month of August.

“We are very happy to be able to extend the Jersey Fresh program once again,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak. “The additional August dates and locations will help provide more eligible seniors with access to fresh, nutritious produce from local farmers.”

The Farmers’ Market Program provides $20 worth of vouchers, in four $5.00 increments, to each eligible senior. The vouchers are to be used for purchasing “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at any qualifying farmers market.

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Pre-registration is required to participate. Registration applications can be picked up at all Senior Nutrition sites and Senior Centers throughout Union County.

To be eligible, an individual must be age 60 or over with an annual income not exceeding $21,590. The limit is $29,101 for a married couple.

Proof of age, residency and income are required to participate. A Medicaid card, SSI card, SNAP verification, or annual pension and Social Security income statement qualify as proof.

For more information, call the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) toll free, 888-280-8226.

Registered participants may pick up their vouchers at any of the following locations. Where noted, farmers are also available with Jersey Fresh produce for sale:

Thursday July 17

Cranford Senior Housing

40 Meeker St. (social center), Cranford

Vouchers distributed 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

(No farmer at this site)

Monday July 21

Farley Towers

33 Cherry St., Elizabeth

Vouchers distributed 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

(No Farmer at this site)

Wednesday July 23

Golden Age Towers

200 E. Milton Ave., Rahway

Vouchers distributed 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

(Farmer will be at this site)

Monday July 28

Ford Leonard Towers

69 Division St., Elizabeth

Vouchers distributed 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

(No farmer at this site)

Wednesday July 30

Plainfield Senior Center

400 E. Front St., Plainfield

Vouchers distributed 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

(Farmer will be at this site)

Friday August 1

Richmond Towers

510 E. Front St.

Plainfield

Vouchers 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(No farmer at this site)

Monday August 4

Kennedy Arms apartments

70 Westfield Ave.

Elizabeth

Vouchers 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(No farmer at this site)

Wednesday August 6

Casano Community Center

314 Chestnut St.

Roselle Park

Vouchers 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(Farmer at Chestnut & E. Grant Ave)

Monday August 11

Pinewood Hall

250 W. 2nd Ave.

Roselle

Vouchers 10 am to 12 noon

(Farmer will be at this site)

Tuesday August 12

Stephen Sampson Center

800 Anna St.

Elizabeth

Vouchers 10:00 am to 12 noon

(No farmer at this site)

Thursday August 14

Summit Senior Housing

12 Chestnut Ave.

Summit

Vouchers 10:00 am to 12 noon

(No farmer at this site)

Monday August 18

Elizabeth Towers

315-321 W. Grand Ave.

Elizabeth

Vouchers 10:00 am to 12 noon

(Farmer will be at this site)

Only fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in New Jersey can be purchased with the Farmers’ Market Program vouchers. They can be used only at markets displaying the WIC Farmers’ Market poster. 

The Farmers’ Market Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and coordinated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

For information about the Farmers’ Market, Union County’s senior nutrition programs or any other services for seniors and persons with disabilities, call the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) toll-free at 1-888-280-8226,  or visit online at ucnj.org.

Please join the County of Union online at ucnj.org, on Facebook at ucnj.org/facebook, and on Twitter at twitter.com/countyofunionnj.

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