Farmer's Market Vouchers

2022 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers

*Please note* We are currently using a waiting list for vouchers, as we have exhausted our current allotment. Please call our office for more information at 570-963-6740.

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Lackawanna County Area

Agency on Aging are distributing vouchers for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

 

If you are a resident of Lackawanna County, 60 years of age or older by December 31, 2022 and meet all income guidelines, you are eligible to receive these vouchers.

 

All participants must submit a fully completed application with signature for review stating all

information is correct, prior to receipt of the vouchers. Applications can be found in the links below.

 

Distribution will occur in person, with those dates and locations to be announced soon. You are

encouraged to bring your completed application with you to the site. If you are unable to access a distribution site, you can email your completed application to LackawannaAAA@gmail.com, or drop off the application in the lobby of the Lackawanna Government Center at 123 Wyoming Ave. Scranton, PA 18503. The checks will be mailed to your home address.

  

Checks have increased to $24 total per set of checks, 4 checks each valued at $6 per check. One set of checks is allowed per person per year.

 

Income is all total income including Social Security, interest, wages, unemployment benefits, etc.

 

Income guidelines:

1 person -  $25,142                            4 people -  $51,338

2 people -  $33,874                             5 people - $60,070

3 people -  $42,606                             6 people - $68,802

 

Vouchers may be used for FRESH fruits and vegetables grown in Pennsylvania. Recipients must sign or endorse in the Signature or Proxy block on the front of checks. A senior can still have a proxy visit the market on their behalf and no form is needed.

 

Processed foods and citrus/tropical fruits are not allowed for purchase with SMFNP checks.

 

Change is not allowed to be given by the farm stand or farm market employee when a check is spent for fresh produce.

 

Distribution of SMFNP voucher checks will end on September 30, 2022 or when the supply is

exhausted. Checks are given out on a first come/first serve basis. Recipients have until November 30, 2022, to use the checks at farm stands or farm markets.