Friday, June 08, 2007

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

On Monday, we had over 100 seniors line up outside our offices as early as 4:00 am to try to access vouchers for low income seniors to use at farmers markets. These $40 vouchers had to be accessed at the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens, but because our seniors (and many other in the community) do not speak English, they came to us for help.

The city only had 3 phone lines open and our staff and volunteers were only able to get vouchers for 17 individuals in the first 2 hours.

Eventually, all of the seniors were able to obtain vouchers and are looking forward to using them to obtain farm fresh fruits and vegetables.

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