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Reminder: Eligible Seniors Can Receive $25 in Free Vouchers for Farmer’s Markets, Starting June 25

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Income-eligible senior residents age 60 and over can apply for a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce. The vouchers may be used only at Farmer’s Markets in Union County that display a yellow and black WIC sign.

“Farmer’s Markets are a feature of community life throughout Union County in the summertime,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “This program helps seniors on a tight budget enjoy a seasonal activity and connect with their neighbors while experiencing the nutritional benefits of fresh produce.”

The vouchers may be obtained by visiting a designated distribution site scheduled in June and July.

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As a convenience, farmers offering produce for sale will also be present at some of the voucher distribution sites, which are as follows:

Monday, June 25

Liberty Square Senior Center

240 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth

Vouchers 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Wednesday July 2

Casano Community Center

314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park

Vouchers 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Wednesday, July 11

Golden Age Towers

200-220 East Milton Avenue, Rahway

Vouchers 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Farmer will be at this site

 

Friday, July 13

Warinanco Sports Center (located in Warinanco Park)

698 Thompson Avenue, Roselle

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

 

Monday, July 16

Ann Ferguson Towers

1601 Dill Avenue, Linden

Vouchers 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am

Farmer will be at this site

 

Thursday, July 19

Peterstown Community Center

408 Palmer Street, Elizabeth

Vouchers 9:00 am to 11:00 am

 

Monday, July 23

O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center

622 Salem Avenue, Elizabeth

Vouchers 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Farmer will be at this site

 

Wednesday, July 25

Plainfield Senior Center

400 East Front Street, Plainfield

Vouchers 10:00 am to 12 noon

Farmer will be at this site

 

To be eligible, a single person’s annual income cannot exceed $22,459 and a married couple’s combined income may not exceed $30,451. Applicants must present proof of age, residency and income.

The Farmer’s Market voucher program supports the goals of Chairman Granados’s 2018 Moving Union County Forward “Plant a Seed” initiative.

For more information about the voucher program and other services provided by the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection call 888-280-8226 or 877-222-3737 or visit online at ucnj.org.

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