Senior centers to distribute farmers’ market vouchers

Blair Senior Services, Inc. will administer the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program in Blair County for 2014.

Each eligible individual will receive four vouchers worth $5 each to exchange for fruits and vegetables at local farmers’ markets.

Vouchers must be picked up by Sept. 30 and used by Nov. 30. To be eligible to receive the vouchers, you must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of Blair County. Eligibility is also determined by total 2013 household income.

The income guidelines are $21,590 for a single individual or $29,101 for a couple. Proof of age and residency, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, are required.

Beginning June 2, vouchers and a list of participating area farmers’ markets will be available.

Farmers’ market vouchers will be distributed at the Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays while supplies last. During June, vouchers will also be available at the Northern Blair, Southern Blair and Williamsburg Senior Centers from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.