The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is back for another summer! Administered locally by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), program provides eligible seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible food at local farmers’ markets.
Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers (four vouchers, each valued at $5) that can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at certified farmers’ markets throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area. The vouchers can be picked up at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and at other designated sites. Vouchers are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
To qualify, individuals must be 60 or older by December 31, 2019 and meet the income eligibility criteria: To receive the vouchers, 2018 household income must not exceed the following guidelines:
- 1 person: $23,107
- 2 people: $31,284
- 3 people: $39,461
- 4 people: $47,638
For questions about eligibility and more information, including voucher distribution sites, call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.