Earlier in the year, Freeholder Felicia Hopson announced that vouchers for the New Jersey Senior Farmer’s Market Program are available. The program is a joint effort between the United States Department of Agriculture and the New Jersey Department of Health, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, that provides low income seniors with $25 in voucher form to purchase New Jersey farmers locally grown produce.
Over 300 vouchers still remain available to eligible seniors until Sept. 30. Distribution of produce vouchers will cease after Sept. 30, but they can be used until Nov. 30.
For senior citizens that are looking to receive a voucher, there are a few guidelines. State regulations requires documentation such proof of Burlington County residency, age, identity and income.
Guidelines and needed documentation are as follows:
- Burlington County resident (age 60 and up)
- Proof of age and residency can be: Driver’s license (age and residency), utility or phone bill (residency) or birth certificate (age)
- Gross Income Limits (all income)
- Single Household $22,311 annual income or less
- Married Household $30,044 annual income or less
Proof of Income can be: Current Income Tax Return, W-2 form, current pay stub or social security benefit statement
Automatic Income Eligibility: Food Stamps/SNAP Card or Medicaid Card
Last year, nearly one thousand seniors took advantage. For additional information, contact the County Office on Aging at (609) 265-5069.