PENNSYLVANIA'S #1 WEEKLY NEWSPAPER • locally owned since 1854

Area seniors can get voucher for $20 in locally grown produce

Posted 6/5/19

Dauphin County will offer vouchers worth $20 to income-eligible adults age 60 and older to purchase locally grown produce as part of the state Department of Agriculture’s Senior Farmers Market …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Area seniors can get voucher for $20 in locally grown produce

Posted

Dauphin County will offer vouchers worth $20 to income-eligible adults age 60 and older to purchase locally grown produce as part of the state Department of Agriculture’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Dauphin County residents are eligible if they meet the age requirement and the following 2019 federal income guidelines: one in household, $23,107; two in household, $31,284; three in household, $39,461; four in household, $47,638; five in household, $55,815; and six in household, $63,992.

Senior citizens are advised to bring a driver’s license or photo identification for proof of age and Dauphin County residency.

Eligible senior citizens may only receive vouchers once each summer.

Supplies are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Senior citizens who live in nursing homes or residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible for this program. 

To obtain vouchers for another person, bring a completed and signed proxy form to receive the vouchers. Proxy forms can be obtained by calling the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging at 717-780-6130.

Vouchers will be distributed at the following sites:

• 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at B’nai B’rith, 130 S. 3rd St., Harrisburg.

• 8 a.m. to noon Friday, June 7, at the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center, 295 State Drive, Elizabethville (any remaining vouchers for this site will be available at this location from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays).

• 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 10 at Pheasant Hill Estates, 4400 Pheasant Hill Road, Harrisburg.

Contact Dauphin County’s Area Agency on Aging at 717-780-6130 to learn more.