Senior Farmers Market coupon books to be distributed

LITTLE VALLEY – Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 607 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets, valued at $12,140. Each booklet contains five $4 coupons ($20 value), and can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Farmers Markets in Cattaraugus County.

To be eligible to receive a booklet of the Senior Farmers Market coupons, you must be over 60 years of age and have a single-person income of not more than $1,722 per month, or a two-person income of not more than $2,392 per month.

Only one coupon booklet is allowed per household. Proxies may not pick up or sign for coupon booklets. For older adults unable to come to the distribution site due to physical limitations, please call the Department of the Aging at 373-8032 or 800-462-2901.

The coupon distribution dates, locations, and times are as follows:

July 9

Gowanda Senior Nutrition Site/Academy Place, 1 School St., Gowanda, 532-5598, 10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

South Dayton Senior Nutrition Site, Free Methodist Church, South Dayton, 988-5037 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Distribution of coupon booklets at the main Department of the Aging office will be made only after the above schedule has been exhausted and there are coupon books remaining.

If you have any questions regarding the Senior Farmers Market Coupon Program, or any other services that are available for our county’s older adults, call the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging at 373-8032 or 800-462-2901.