Free vouchers are now available to area residents 60 years of age and older to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Northwest Indiana Community Action Agency is working with the Indiana State Health Department in hosting this year’s Senior’s Farmer’s Market Voucher Program. This program provides up to $20 in vouchers for seniors to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmer’s markets and food stands.
Those who are eligible will get a voucher. If you are an Indiana resident 60 years of age or older and have proof of household income not more than 185 percent of the annual poverty income guidelines, you may be eligible. No proof of income is necessary if you show documentation of participation in TANF and SNAP at the time of the application.
The local distribution centers are Community Services of Starke County and the North Judson Senior Center. Distributions will be on Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT at Community Services of Starke Count and on Aug. 12 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at the North Judson Senior Center.
For more information on how to apply, call Community Services of Starke County at (574) 772-7070.