Health & Wellness

Union County Distributes Free Farmers Market Vouchers for Seniors

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Income eligible seniors age 60 and above can obtain free vouchers totaling $25.00 to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at designated Farmers Markets in July, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

Seniors age 60 and older are eligible for the program if their annual income does not exceed $21,978 for a single person or $29,637 for a married couple. Proof of age, residency and income are required.

Jersey Fresh vouchers, distributed in checks of $5.00 each to ensure freshness,  can be used at any Farmers Market that displays the yellow and black WIC poster.

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 “Jersey Fresh vouchers provide seniors on a limited budget with the means to stock up on fresh, nutritious foods from our local New Jersey farmers,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The Freeholder Board is very proud to participate in this program.”

Eligible Union County seniors can apply to receive the vouchers by calling the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection toll free at 888-280-8226, or by visiting any of the sites listed below at the specified date and time. Proof of age, residency and income must be presented.

Seniors can also apply to receive vouchers, and pick up their vouchers, at any of these sites (as a convenience to participants, produce is available for purchase where noted):

Thursday July 7, 9 to 11 a.m.

Hillside Senior Center

265 Hollywood Avenue, Hillside

Wednesday July 13, 10 a.m. to noon

Rahway Senior Center

1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway

Monday July 18, 9 to 11 a.m.

O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center

622 Salem Ave., Elizabeth

Produce available at this site

Wednesday July 20, 9 to 11 a.m.

Ann Ferguson Towers

1601 Dill Avenue, Linden

Produce available at this site

Thursday July 21, 9 to 11 a.m.

Farley Towers

33 Cherry Street, Elizabeth

Monday July 25, 10 a.m. to noon

Union Senior Center

968 Bonnel Court, Union

Produce available at this site

Wednesday July 27, 10 a.m. to noon

Plainfield Senior Center

400 E. Front Street, Plainfield

Produce available at this site

For more information about the Farmer Market nutrition program, or any services provided by the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Disability Resource, call 1-888-280-8226 or 877-222-3737 or visit the county’s website, ucnj.org.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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