County offering seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers
County offering seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program vouchers
(West Deptford, NJ) -- Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson announced that the county will be distributing Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers/checks to eligible Gloucester County Senior Citizens this summer.
Each eligible person can receive five vouchers, each worth $5 to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at 21 different farm markets and roadside markets in Gloucester County.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "This program gives our seniors the opportunity to purchase locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers and provides seniors with useful nutritional information to ensure good health."
To be eligible for the Farmers’ Market vouchers the senior must be 60 years of age or older, must have an annual income less than $22,311 for a household of one and $30,044 for a household of two. Effective July 1st the income limits are subject to change.
Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “A healthy diet is just one key to healthy living. Our local farm and roadside markets sell only the best Jersey-grown fruits and vegetables and by providing seniors with these vouchers, we are promoting that healthy lifestyle.”
An eligibility application must be completed when picking up the vouchers and the applicant must provide proof of age, residency and total income: Social Security Award Letter, pension statements and Medicaid Card.
Bank statements and PAAD card are not acceptable proof of income.
Vouchers will be available on these dates at the listed location:
Monday, June 18 at the Pfeiffer Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.
301 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown
Tuesday, June 19 at the Franklinville Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m. 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville
Wednesday, June 20 at the Mantua Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon 111 East Mercer Ave, Mantua
Thursday, June 21 at the Glassboro Senior Center from 1 to 3 p.m. 152 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro
Friday, June 22 at the Second Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to noon 1534 Pine Street, Paulsboro
Friday, June 22 at the Thorofare Fire Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. 1 Firehouse Lane, Thorofare, NJ 08086
Beginning Monday, June 25 through November 30, 2018 vouchers may be picked up at:
The Division of Senior Services
115 Budd Blvd.
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participating markets include:
Dehart’s Farm Fresh Produce
355 Jessup Road, Thorofare
Duffield’s Farm Market
280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell
Fruitwood Farms, Inc.
419 Elk Road, Monroeville
Fruit Valley Farm Market
477 Route 322, Mullica Hill,
G&G Farm Market
1067 Township Line Road, Swedesboro
Grasso Girls Farm Market
353 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill
Grasso Girls Farm Market
221 Ogden Station Road, West Deptford
Haynicz Orchardview Farm Market
1091 Elk Rd – corner of route 553, Monoreville
770 Bridgeton Pike, Sewell
Maugeri’s Farm Market
1991 Oldman’s Creek Road, Woolwich Twp.
Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
Muth Family Farm
1640 Pitman Downer Road
Rosie’s Farm Market LLC
317 Swedesboro Road, Mullica Hill
166 East Cohawkin Road, Clarksboro
Sorbello Girls Farm Market
100 Moods Road, Mullica Hill
359 Kings Highway, Mickleton
3366 Victoria Ave, Newfield
The Mccann’s Farm
1065 Aura Road, Elk Twp.
795 Elk Road, Monroeville
Wm. Schober Sons, Inc.
1125 Monroeville Road, Monroeville
Zimmerman’s Country Market
425 Salina Road, Sewell
For further information please contact the Division of Senior Services at 384-6900.