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Elder Farmers Market coupon program begins 12th year

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ElderCare of Alachua County Inc. has announced that the Elder Farmers Market Nutrition Program will begin its 12th year of providing cash vouchers for Alachua County seniors to purchase fresh, local produce at Alachua County farmers markets. Applicants must be at least 60 years old at the time they apply and be living on a limited income. Applicants must show proof of age with a picture ID and proof of total gross monthly income for their household.

Seniors meeting eligibility requirements will receive two books of coupons valued at $20 each ($40 total). ElderCare of Alachua County will have three distribution sites for the general public this year.

 High Springs

High Springs Civic Center

325 NW Santa Fe Blvd.

1 to 4 p.m.

May 9, 2012

Hawthorne

First United Methodist Church

6701 SE 219 Ter.

Hawthorne, FL

9 a.m. to noon

May 10, 2012

 

Gainesville

Senior Recreation Center

5701 NW 34th St.

Gainesville, FL

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 14, 2012

 

Seniors who are unable to travel to the site may designate someone to pick up their coupons by providing the designated person with a signed permission note, a copy of their photo ID card and proof of the total household income. The designated person must bring their photo ID card also and must have proof of income for the household. For more information, call ElderCare of Alachua County at 352-265-9040