The Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) Nutrition program is distributing free farmers’ market coupons for eligible older adults the week of July 17. Available through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the $25 coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at area farmers’ markets.
Coupons will be distributed at SCES from 9-11 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. the week of July 17, while supplies last. Coupons are available on a first-come, first served basis. There is a limit of one coupon per eligible person.
The coupons will be also distributed at congregate meal sites and senior buildings during the week.
Guidelines to receive a coupon
- Applicants must be 60 years or older, or disabled and living in elderly housing with Congregate Nutrition Services.
- Proper I.D. required.
- Low income (at or below 185% poverty level, food stamps)
- One per person (names are tracked)
- Applicants must be present to sign for the coupon, or submit a completed proxy form along with person’s identification information.
- Must be present to sign for them, or submit a completed proxy form along with person’s identification information
- If coupons run out, you may request to be put on a waiting list if more become available, or call SCES 617-628-2601
If coupons run out, applicants may request to be put on a waiting list.
For more information about receiving coupons, call SCES at 617-628-2601.
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