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Area Agency on Aging

Posted on: April 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Farmers Market Nutritional Program

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The 2023 Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides eligible seniors with vouchers to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania.  This program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provides $50.00 worth of checks to be used at participating Farmer’s Markets from June 1, 2023 until November 30, 2023. Applicants must bring proof of age and residency.  Examples of proof are:

  • Driver’s license
  • Photo identification card
  • AAA transportation card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Utility receipts

Social Security and Medicare cards are not acceptable forms of identification.

Homebound individuals may have someone apply for them with the required documentation of age and residency, as well as a completed proxy form.  The proxy form will be available at the sign-up sites and the Area Agency on Aging office.  The form requires both the signature of the senior and the individual picking up the vouchers, therefore, the proxy form needs completed prior to receiving the vouchers. Residents of nursing facilities, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes and convents are not eligible

Individuals must be age 60 or older (as of December 31, 2023), a Westmoreland County resident and meet income guidelines of less than $26,973.00 a year for one-person, or less than $36,482.00 a year for a couple. There is a one-time sign-up per season.  

The scheduled sign-up sites and times are listed below:

  1. McKenna Center for Active Adults                Thursday, June 1, 2023,  9:00am-12:00pm                       
  2. Mt. Pleasant Center for Active Adults           Friday, June 2, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
  3. Avonmore Center for Active Adults              Tuesday, June 6, 2023,   9:00am-12:00pm                      
  4. Jeannette Center for Active Adults               Thursday, June 8, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
  5. New Alexandria Center for Active Adults      Friday, June 9, 2023,   9:00am-12:00pm                          
  6. Latrobe Center for Active Adults                   Monday, June 12, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
  7. New Florence Center for Active Adults         Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm                        
  8. Valley Center for Active Adults                      Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  9. East Vandergrift Center for Active Adults     Thursday, June 15, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm                     
  10. New Kensington Center for Active Adults    Friday, June 16, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm  
  11. Herminie Center for Active Adults                 Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm                       
  12. Monessen Center for Active Adults              Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00am
  13. West Newton Center for Active Adults         Thursday, June 29, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm                      
  14. Trafford Municipal                                          Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm
  15. Irwin Senior Center                                        Thursday, July 6, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm                         
  16. Scottdale Manor                                              Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm
  17. St. Barbara's Church                                      Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm


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