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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Actively Enrolling

The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and its partners are actively enrolling seniors in the Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program food vouchers program. This program provides eligible, older citizens of Pennsylvania with vouchers to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania or produce that was purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer. 

 In Clearfield County, vouchers will be distributed starting June 10. Distribution will continue through September 30 or until all vouchers are distributed.

Four $5 vouchers will be distributed to Clearfield County individuals who are at least 60 years of age during 2019 and who meet income eligibility and residency requirements. 

The income limit for this year is $23,107 for a single person and $31,284 for a married couple; $39,461 for 3 people and $47,638 for 4 people. Income means before deductions such as income taxes, Social Security Taxes, insurance premiums, charitable contributions, bonds, public assistance or welfare, payments etc. Identification showing date of birth and county (or town) of residency is required when vouchers are picked up.  A social security card is not a valid form of identification for this purpose.

Eligible individuals who cannot pick up their vouchers may name a proxy to pick these up for them by signing an authorized proxy form. Proxy forms will be available at all Clearfield County Centers for Active Living or on the Agency's website http://www.ccaaa.net . The form must be signed by the eligible individual prior to picking up the vouchers, and identification for both persons must be submitted by the proxy when applying for vouchers.   
     
    For more information and a complete schedule, call your local Center for Active Living or Alice Pollock at CCAAA at 814-765-2696 or 1-800-225-8571, or visit our website at www.ccaaa.net.
Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc, Mature Resources Foundation, and local and consumer contributions.
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Farmer Market Voucher Program Still in Place for Seniors

 

            The Farmers Market Voucher program, which started this year on June 11, is still running in Clearfield County.  This program, made possible by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides vouchers, in part, to qualified seniors, to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Pennsylvania from participating farmers and farmers markets.  Eligible recipients receive four (4) $5.00 vouchers to redeem at participating markets and roadside stands, and receive a list of these participants upon receipt of the vouchers.  Currently, there are over 1,150 FMNP participating farmers at 828 farm stands and 202 farmers markets in Pennsylvania.

            Eligibility for this program is based on guidelines related to residence, age and income.  To participate in Clearfield County this calendar year, an individual must be a Clearfield County resident, be at least 60 years old or turn 60 years of age before December 31, 2019, and have a total income for the year not to exceed $23,107 for a single individual or $31,284 for married couples.  This program does not extend to those under the age of 60 on SSD and does not include seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, personal care homes, convents or residential facilities where meals are provided.

            For more information on this program, additional income guidelines, use of a proxy, distribution sites/times, etc., please contact the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. at 814-765-2696 or visit the website at www.ccaaa.net.

Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Mature Resources Foundation, and local and consumer contributions.

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