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Farmers market coupons are available for older Iowans

May 27, 2009
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

TOLEDO CHRONICLE - (SPECIAL)- Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging (HVAAA) in conjunction with the Iowa Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will begin distributing Farmers Market coupons and nutritional education to eligible older persons in June. To be eligible for the Farmer Market coupons people must be 60 years of age or older with a household income level at or below $20,036 if single or $26,955 for a married couple.

Locations and dates for coupon distribution in Tama County are listed below:

Toledo Senior Center, 103 S. Church, Toledo

June 3 from 12:30 4 p.m.

June 7 August 31 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North Tama Activity Center, 212 Main Street, Traer - June 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

If you have questions about the Farmers Market Coupons please call the Senior Help Line at 319-272-1767 or toll free at 1-877-538-0508.

"Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging wants to help promote healthy and nutritious food choices for the older people we serve," stated Sally Myers, Associate Director of Program Services for Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging.

"With this program, older persons are able to access fresh, locally grown produce throughout the summer." Older persons will be asked to complete a one page application verifying their eligibility. Coupons will be distributed once per season on a first come first served basis at locations throughout the ten counties Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging serves.



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