LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects Director Cathy Mackay announced that Cattaraugus County received 680 Senior Farmers’ Market coupon booklets valued at $17,000 to distribute to the elderly.
Each booklet contains five $5 coupons for a total of $25. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Cattaraugus County Farmers Markets.
To be eligible to receive a Senior Farmers Market coupon booklet, you must be over 60 and have a single income of no more than $1,926 per month, or a two person income of no more than $2,607 per month. . Each senior in a household is eligible to receive a booklet if they meet the age and income requirements.
Proxies cannot pick up or sign for coupon books unless they have a power of attorney. For seniors unable to reach the distribution site due to physical limitations, please call the Department of the Aging/NY Connects at 716-373-8032 or 800-462-2901.
The dates, times and places of distribution of the coupons are as follows:
July 20 — Salamanca Sr. Citizens Club, 20 Main St., 10-11 a.m.
July 20 — Gowanda Senior Nutrition Site/Community Place, 1 School St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
July 21 — Delevan Senior Nutrition Site, 78 S. Main St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
July 26 — Franklinville First Baptist Church, 27 S. Main St., 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
July 26 — Allegany 60+/Allegany Town Justice Building, 3790 Burch Run Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
July 27 — Dayton Food Pantry, 9586 Railroad St., 9:30-11 a.m.
The distribution of coupon books at the main office of the Department of Aging will only be made after the above schedule has been exhausted and if there are any coupon books remaining.
If you have any questions about the Senior Farmers Market Coupon Program or any other services available to Cattaraugus County seniors, please call the Department of the Aging/NY Connects at (716) 373-8032 or 1-800 -462-2901.