Atlantic County distributes produce vouchers for seniors

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Seniors can get free vouchers for Jersey Fresh produce at your local senior center Seniors can get free vouchers for Jersey Fresh produce at your local senior center Low income Atlantic County residents, age 60 years and older, are encouraged to take advantage of the state’s farm market produce voucher program coordinated through the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services. The annual program provides an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce using $20 worth of free vouchers. The vouchers may be used at participating farm markets July through November. 

The Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services has received 1,000 vouchers from the United States Department of Agriculture which will be distributed on a first-come, first- served basis at the county’s senior centers and several senior housing complexes.

The state requires the county to target low-income senior citizens for participation. Residents must be 60 years or older with an annual income that does not exceed $21,590 if single or $29,101 for a two-person household. Eligible participants will receive four, $5 vouchers per person to purchase locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from participating farm markets. Customers may spend one voucher at a time, but will not receive change if they do not use the whole value of a voucher. Participants may go to any site to receive vouchers and may call ahead for details. A list of participating farmers’ markets is available at:

No vouchers will be issued without proof of income which may include a Social Security statement, income tax return, bank statement, or a valid 2014 letter of government assistance, such as energy assistance or food stamps. Please note that Medicaid cards will no longer be accepted as proof of income. Proof of identification and residency as verified by a driver’s license, utility bill, bank statement, senior ID card, or posted mail is also required. Recipients must also present proof of age.

Vouchers and a list of participating farm markets will be distributed to eligible residents on the following dates and locations:

July 3, 9:30-11 a.m. Egg Harbor City Senior Center, 351 Cincinnati Ave., Egg Harbor City

July 8, 9-11:30 a.m. Atlantic City Townhouse, 1330 Mediterranean Ave., Atlantic City

July 9, 10 a.m. - noon Buena Senior Center, 600 Central Ave., Minotola

July 10, 10 a.m. - noon Dr. Leinweber Senior Center, 235 Dolphin Ave., Northfield

July 15, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township

July 16, 9-11:30 a.m. New York Avenue Apartments, 233 N. New York Ave., Atlantic City

July 17, 10 a.m. – noon, Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St. South, Brigantine

July 11, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Galloway Senior Center, 621 White Horse Pike, Galloway Township

July 23, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Jeffries Towers, 227 N. Vermont Ave., Atlantic City

July 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Baltic Plaza, 1313 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City

July 31, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Hammonton Senior Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton

Aug. 6 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Shalom House, 7301 Marshall Ave., Ventnor (farmer on site)

Aug. 8, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., H. Pogachefsky Senior Center, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City

For more information, please contact the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services at 1-888-426-9243.

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