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Senior Market Vouchers Available This Week

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
June 20, 2022
Posted in: Announcements

Farmer’s market checks will be available this week for eligible Allegheny County senior citizens who want to buy fresh local produce this summer.

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services announced that checks will be distributed on Thursday (June 23) by the Area Agency on Aging senior center network on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program helps eligible older adults to supplement their diets with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables by providing a set of four checks for a total of $24.

The checks may be used through Nov. 30 to purchase Pennsylvania grown produce from participating vendors at farmers’ markets throughout the area. Those who are eligible but unable to get to a senior center may designate a proxy to pick up and redeem the checks. There is a limit of four proxy forms per person.

In the Mon-Yough area, food vouchers will be available for Allegheny County residents this Thursday at the following locations and times:

• LifeSpan, Olympia Shopping Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (face masks required)
• LifeSpan, 530 Miller Ave., Clairton, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (face masks required)
• CitiParks Hazelwood, 5344 Second Ave., 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Turtle Creek Senior Center, 519 Penn Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To be eligible, you must be an Allegheny County resident age 60 or older before Dec. 31, 2022, not live in a residential facility providing meals, and meet income requirements ($25,142 annual gross income for a one-person household and $33,874 for a two-person household).

For more information or to download a form in Allegheny County, visit the DHS website or call the SeniorLine at (412) 350-5460.

In Westmoreland County, vouchers will be available at the following times and locations:

• West Newton Center for Active Adults, June 27, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
• Herminie Center for Active Adults, July 6, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
• St. Barbara’s Church, Harrison City, July 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Originally published June 20, 2022.

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