June 12, 2013 in Food, Health

Market vouchers available for seniors


The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers will be distributed starting Friday.

In order to receive the vouchers, recipients must be at least 60 years old, or 55 years old if they are American Indian. Also, recipients must have an income of 185 percent of the federal poverty level or less for one person. That is $21,257 per year, according to Pam Almeida, executive director of Meals on Wheels.

Each location will have 259 vouchers worth $40 each, and they will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. Bring a photo identification to speed up the registration process.

Almeida said they are partnering with the Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank, which will be at each location during voucher distribution. Here are the locations:

Friday: 11a.m.-1 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood.

June 19: 10 a.m.-noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 214 S. Weber Road, Deer Park.

June 20: 9 a.m.-noon, West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St.

June 21: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Spokane, 214 S. Cedar St.

June 28: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Peaceful Valley Community Center, 214 N. Cedar St.

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