The Department of Aging at Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is underway. This program puts coupons that can be used at area Farmers’ Markets into the hands of low-income older adults, helping them to maintain or improve their nutritional health.
If you are 60 years of age or older and have a monthly income of $1,872 or less for a one-person household (or $2,538 or less for a two person household), you qualify for a booklet of coupons worth $20. Each eligible individual in a household is able to receive a booklet of coupons.
Coupons will be available at the following times and locations on a first come, first served basis: Tuesday, June 26, at Inspire S-VE Community and Fitness Center, 57 East Tioga St., Spencer, from noon to 1 p.m.; Thursday, June 28 at Spencer Food Cupboard, 70 North Main St., Spencer, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, July 11 at Bread of Life Food Pantry at the Resource Center of Candor, 1 Water St., Candor, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, July 13, at Elderwood at Waverly, 37 North Chemung St., Waverly, from 2 to 4 p.m.; Monday, July 16, at Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry, 139 Roki Blvd., Nichols, from 9 to 10 a.m.; and Thursday, July 19, at the Candor Farmers’ Market at the Candor Town Hall, 101 Owego Rd., Candor, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets will also be available at Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Booklets must be picked up in person and will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
For more information, please call 607-687-4120, ext. 324. If you are a farmer or farmers’ market and would like more information about becoming authorized to accept Farmers’ Market coupons, contact the Department of Agriculture and Markets at 1-800-554-4501.