Mayor Spano Announces Yonkers Office for the Aging to Distribute Coupons to Seniors for Local Farmers Market
YONKERS, NY – June 29, 2018– Mayor Mike Spano today announced the Yonkers Office for the Aging will distribute farmers market coupons to qualified Yonkers seniors. The coupons will be available at the Office for the Aging Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, July 18 from 10 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 3 PM located at the Chema Community Center, 435 Riverdale Ave.
The coupons are available to qualified applicants 60 years or older and who are currently receiving or eligible to receive SSI, public assistance, food stamps, Section 8 housing subsidy or have a monthly income of $1,872 per month or less for a one person household; $2,358 per month or less for a two person household and $3,204 per month or less for a three person household. Yonkers seniors must bring photo ID and proof of age. There is a limited supply, allowing for only one booklet per household. Yonkers seniors are able to use the coupons at the farmers markets located throughout the area, a list is provided with the coupon booklet.
“We encourage our seniors to make use of this money-saving service that will entice our residents to get out and shop, contribute to our local farms, while enjoying the benefits of fresh, homegrown produce and products,” said Mayor Spano.
The markets give Yonkers residents the opportunity to buy New York farm grown products directly from the farmers, something that is especially important in lower-income and underserved areas.
The Senior Farmers Market Program is funded through the Food and Nutrition Service division of the United States Department of Agriculture and Markets in cooperation with the NY State Office for the Aging, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services.
Yonkers Farmers Market hours & location:
St. Johns Church – 1 Hudson St.
Every Thursday from 7AM to 5PM, July 5th - November 17th