FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2009

CONTACT: Wayne Avery, 908-527-4742
Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

Union County Announces “Jersey Fresh” Farmers Market Voucher Distribution Sites

 

Union County residents age 60 and older may be eligible for vouchers to purchase locally grown “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs. To qualify for the $30 vouchers, an individual’s annual income cannot exceed $20,036 and a married couple’s annual income cannot exceed $26,955.  Proof of income must be presented in the form of a Medicaid card, SSI card, Food Stamp verification, or annual pension & Social Security statement when applying for “Jersey Fresh” vouchers”. Eligible seniors residing in Union County may obtain vouchers at any of the locations listed below.  Farmers will not be present at these sites.

“Assuring our senior citizens have a convenient and affordable outlet to purchase nutritional foods enables them to maintain a healthy diet,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “With these vouchers in hand our residents will have that purchasing power.”

The voucher distribution schedule for the Senior Farmers Market for early August is as follows:

Elizabeth
On Monday, August 3, the Elizabeth Port Community Center, will distribute vouchers from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the center’s recreation room, 250 2nd Street.
On Friday, August 7, vouchers will be distributed at the Elizabeth Towers, 315 West Grand Street from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Rahway
On Thursday, August 6, vouchers will be distributed at the Golden Age Towers, 200 E. Milton Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

For information about senior nutrition programs or any other senior services, call the Union County Division on Aging toll-free at 1-888-280-8226, or visit the Union County website at www.ucnj.org.