The Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) Nutrition program is distributing free farmers’ market coupons for eligible older adults the week of July 22. 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 (61 Medford St in Somerville) from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. the week of July 22, 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 meal program.
•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.
For more information about receiving coupons, call SCES at 617-628-2601.
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is a non-profit agency that supports the independence and well-being of older people in Somerville and Cambridge. For more information, visit eldercare.org, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or contact the SCES Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601 for free advice and guidance.