WEST DEPTFORD — The Gloucester County Division of Senior Services will be distributing Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers to 1,600 Gloucester County Senior Citizens this summer.
Due to social distancing restrictions of COVID-19, all seniors who received the vouchers in 2019 will be contacted by phone to verify information from last year. If eligible, vouchers will be mailed to the senior’s home.
Each eligible person will receive six vouchers each worth $5, for a total of $30.
These vouchers are accepted at 17 difference farm markets and roadside markets across Gloucester County.
“These vouchers will give our seniors the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “It provides seniors with useful nutritional information to ensure good health.”
To be eligible for the Farmers’ Market vouchers the senior must be 60 years of age or older, must have an annual income less than $23,107 for a household of one and $31,284 for a household of two. Effective July 1st the income limits are subject to change.
“This is an important program in the Division of Senior Services and it’s important we still have the opportunity to serve them during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson.
For seniors who have not received vouchers in 2019, please call the Senior Services office at 856-384-6900 and a Community Service Professional will verbally complete your application and verify your income and residency.
If you have any questions regarding the Division of Senior Services at (856)384-6900 or visitwww.gloucestercountynj.gov<http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov>.