Program provides local seniors with vouchers for fresh produce

Farmers Market produce
Credit: Catholic Charities

SPOKANE, Wash. – Local seniors in need will have access to fresh fruits and vegetables this summer thanks to a program through Catholic Charities Eastern Washington. 

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides local seniors with $80 vouchers that can be used at participating farmers’ markets. 

Over $200,000 in vouchers will be distributed to more than 2,500 seniors following a random drawing in June. 

Those eligible for the program must feel all of the following: 

  • You must be 60 or older (or 55+ if you are Native American/Alaska Native) 
  • Your income must be below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. That means:
    • $25,142 Annual or $2,096 Monthly Income for 1 person
    • $33,874 Annual or $2,823 Monthly Income for 2 people
    • For larger households, add $728 per month for each additional person
  • You must be a resident of Spokane County

Learn more about the program here

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