The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will once again be distributing free produce vouchers this summer to income-eligible older adults. The vouchers are available through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), an annual program to encourage older adults to eat more fruits and vegetables. Vouchers can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at certified Farmers’ Markets across the city. Eligible seniors can receive up to $20 worth of free vouchers.
Income-eligible Philadelphia residents, who will be age 60 or older by December 31, may receive the vouchers at PCA, 642 North Broad Street in Philadelphia (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) starting on Monday, July 11th.
Proof of age (60+) and Philadelphia residency must be presented to receive vouchers. Acceptable forms of identification include Pennsylvania driver’s license or non-driver’s ID and other forms of ID that include age and residency. Seniors must sign in person (or through a proxy) and may receive the vouchers only once per year.
To receive the produce vouchers, 2016 household income must not exceed the following guidelines:
- 1 person: $21,978
- 2 people: $29,637
- 3 people: $37,296
- 4 people: $44,955
For questions about eligibility and more information, including other voucher distribution sites, call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.