BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Senior Center has once again partnered with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to offer vouchers through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
The annual vouchers are currently in stock locally and available for all seniors over 60 years old who meet the income guidelines. The program’s guidelines are based off the number of people in the home and the monthly income.
Income guidelines for eligible seniors are as follows: one-person homes must have an income of $1,986 or less per month, two-person homes must make $2,686 or less per month, three-person homes must earn $3,386 or less per month, and four-person homes must have an income of $4,086 per month or less.
Qualifying individuals can pick up vouchers at the Upshur County Senior Center during operating hours. The vouchers can only be used towards fresh fruit, vegetables, honey and herbs. Some vendors in town that accept the vouchers include Jones Monument in Tennerton, The Jawbone Farmers Market, and the stand across from Sheetz (if the produce wanted was grown in WV).
In 2020, the WVDA and its partners reportedly distributed a total of 16,800 vouchers to seniors in West Virginia.
Any questions about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program can be directed to the Upshur County Senior Center by calling (304) 472-0528.