Farmers’ Market vouchers for seniors available June 18

By The Daily News

Senior Farmers’ Market Vouchers will be available to eligible seniors on June 18 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Cowlitz Farmers Market located across from the fairgrounds on Seventh Avenue and New York Street.

The Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and administered locally by Lower Columbia CAP’s Senior Nutrition Program in partnership with the Southwest Washington Area Agency on Aging.

Eligible seniors are individuals age 60 and older, or age 55 and older if Native American or Alaska Native Elder with a monthly income of $1,771 or less if single, and $2,391 or less in a two person household, and a resident of Washington state. You will be asked for picture identification to show date of birth and Washington state residency. You will not be asked for income verification. A Washington state issued picture ID or Driver’s License are acceptable forms of identification. Proxy forms to designate an individual to pick-up vouchers for an eligible person unable to attend the distribution will be available at the CAP office beginning June 3.

Vouchers will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Eligible seniors will receive $40 worth of vouchers that can be used to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and edible herbs at participating farmers’ markets.

For more information on this or other services offered by the Senior Nutrition Program at CAP, please call 1-800-383-2101 or 360-425-3430 ext. 240.




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