Farmer’s Market Vouchers for seniors Available in Henry CountyWritten by Theresa Rose on June 3, 2017
As part of a national initiative, Milestones Area Agency on Aging will begin distributing vouchers starting June 1 to low- and moderate-income seniors for use at local farmers markets, including the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market.
To qualify, applicants must live in Iowa and be age 60 or older on the date of application. Milestones is the distribution agency for seniors living in Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties. Note: disabled individuals under age 60 are not eligible through this program. Annual income requirements are $22,311 or below for a single person and $30,044 or below for a married couple. Both husbands and wives may receive checks. Recipients must sign a statement of eligibility that includes their name, address, phone number and the last four digits of their Social Security number.
Recipients are awarded 10-$3 checks valued at $30. The checks can be used June through October for fresh, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at participating farmers market vendors. Checks cannot be used for baked goods, eggs, jelly, meat, etc.
Vouchers can be picked up at the Henry County Court House in the rotunda June 7 and June 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, June 5 and 6 at the Steamboat Senior Center, 501 Jefferson St., Burlington from 1:00 – 3:00. Autumn Heights Nutrition Center, 2830 Winegard Dr., Burlington on June 6, 8, 13 and 15 between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. Distribution will also be available at the Milestones office, 509 Jefferson St., Burlington between 1:00 and 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday starting June 12 and continuing throughout the month. For more details and other locations call Milestones at 1-855-410-6222 or visit the website at www.milestonesaaa.org
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