In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers will be distributed to eligible individuals in June at all Lancaster County Office of Aging senior centers.
Other distribution sites include the Ephrata Recreation Center and New Holland United Methodist Church.
The nutrition vouchers, valued at $20, can be exchanged for Pennsylvania-grown fruits and vegetables through November at participating farmers markets and roadside stands.
To be eligible, an individual must be at least 60 years of age, reside in Lancaster County, and have an annual household income of less than $23,107 for one person or less than $31,284 for two.
Those living in nursing homes or other residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible for this program.
Those unable to pick up the vouchers may have a proxy or representative go on their behalf but need to have a completed, signed proxy form along with photo ID of the eligible individual presented at the time of distribution.
To receive a proxy form by mail prior to distribution, contact any senior center listed below or the Office of Aging at (717) 299-7979.
Vouchers will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis starting on the following dates at these locations:
• June 5 – SACA Senior Center, 545 Pershing Ave., Lancaster, (717) 295-7989
• June 12 – Columbia Senior Center, 510 Walnut St., Columbia, (717) 684-4850
• June 12 – Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, (717) 367-7984
• June 12 – Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center, 33 E. Farnum St., Lancaster, (717) 299-3943
• June 12 – Lancaster Rec Commission Senior Center, 525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster, (717) 399-7671
• June 12 – Lititz Senior Center, 201 E. Market St., Lititz, (717) 626-2800
• June 12 – Millersville Senior Center, 222 N. George St., Millersville, (717) 871-9600
• June 12 – Next Generations/Solanco Senior Center, 184 S. Lime St., Quarryville, (717) 786-4770
• June 19 – Ephrata Rec Center, 130 S. Academy Drive, Ephrata
• June 20 – New Holland United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St., New Holland