Vouchers Available Through Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

- The Greater Erie Community Action Committee’s Erie County Area Agency on Aging will be distributing $20 vouchers for the purchase of Pennsylvania produce through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The vouchers were made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. To be eligible, a senior must be an Erie County resident, 60 years of age or older in 2014 and meet the Income guidelines. Income eligibility is based on the total household income and on the number of people living in a household.

1 Person Household$21,590 or less4 Person Household$44,123 or less
2 Person Household$29,101 or less5 Person Household$51,634 or less
3 Person Household$36,612 or lessAdd $7,511 for each additional person

Distribution for 2014: Eligible Seniors may receive vouchers while supplies last, through one day events as listed below. Seniors will be required to attend the distribution site and date per the zip codes areas indicated. For zip codes not listed, seniors should go to the site closest to where they reside. Eligible seniors must show proof of age and residency (not income) at the distribution site (driver’s license / PA ID / Birth Certificate / current utility bill/ other official mailing with address). No vouchers will be distributed from the Bayfront Convention Center any other time than the event listed below.

LocationDate/TimeZIP Codes of Distribution

Erie Bayfront Convention CenterJune 16, 201416501, 16502, 16503, 16504,
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.16505, 16506, 16507, 16508,
16509, 16510, 16511, 16512

For zip codes not listed, seniors should go to the site closest to where they reside.

Seniors may appoint someone else (Proxy) to pick-up their vouchers for them. A Proxy Form must be picked up in advance of the date, be completed in full, signed and brought to the distribution site. Proof of age and address for the senior must be presented by the proxy, as well, the proxy will need to show their own ID. Proxy forms may be picked up at any of the GECAC Senior Centers or at the Main GECAC Office, located at 18 W. 9th Street in Erie, or they may be mailed upon request. Proxy’s may not proxy for more than four seniors. For more information please call 814-459-4581 ext. 400.

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