Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016

Union County Distributes Free Farmers Market Vouchers for Seniors

Jersey Fresh vouchers Union County NJUnion County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that income eligible seniors age 60 and above can obtain free vouchers totaling $25.00 to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at designated Farmers Markets in July.

“Jersey Fresh vouchers provide seniors on a limited budget with the means to stock up on fresh, nutritious foods from our local New Jersey farmers,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The Freeholder Board is very proud to participate in this program.”

Jersey Fresh vouchers can be used at any Farmers Market that displays the yellow and black WIC poster.

The $25.00 total is distributed in checks of $5.00 each, so that participants can spread out their purchases to ensure freshness. 

Seniors age 60 and older are eligible for the program if their annual income does not exceed $21,978 for a single person or $29,637 for a married couple. Proof of age, residency and income are required.

Eligible Union County seniors can apply to receive the vouchers by calling the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection toll free at 888-280-8226, or by visiting any of the sites listed below at the specified date and time. Proof of age, residency and income must be presented.

Seniors can also apply to receive vouchers, and pick up their vouchers, at any of these sites (as a convenience to participants, produce is available for purchase where noted):

Thursday July 7, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Hillside Senior Center
265 Hollywood Avenue, Hillside
 
Wednesday July 13, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Rahway Senior Center
1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway
 
Monday July 18, 9:00 to 11:00 am
O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center
622 Salem Ave., Elizabeth
produce available at this site
 
Wednesday July 20, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Ann Ferguson Towers
1601 Dill Avenue, Linden
produce available at this site
 
Thursday July 21, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Farley Towers
33 Cherry Street, Elizabeth
 
Monday July 25, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Union Senior Center
968 Bonnel Court, Union
produce available at this site
 
Wednesday July 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Plainfield Senior Center
400 E. Front Street, Plainfield
produce available at this site

For more information about the Farmer Market nutrition program, or any services provided by the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Disability Resource, call 1-888-280-8226 or 877-222-3737 or visit the county’s website, ucnj.org.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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