Applications for the annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) are now available for eligible Allegheny County residents. Applications have been mailed to anyone who received vouchers in 2020.
If you did not participate in the Farmer Market Program last year, you can get an application online at https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Basic-Needs/Senior-Farmers-Market-Nutrition-Program.aspx, through your local senior center or by calling SeniorLine at (412) 350-5460. Paper applications must be completed in full, signed and mailed to:
Area Agency on Aging
2100 Wharton Street, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Eligible individuals will receive by mail one set of checks worth $24 to be spent at participating farmers markets. Two people living in the same household can apply on the same application. Please do not send duplicate applications, as this could delay processing of vouchers. The Area Agency on Aging is not accepting emailed applications this year.
• Allegheny County resident
• Age 60 or older (by December 31, 2021)
• Meets income guidelines (self-reported):
• One-person household:
At or below $23,828
• Two-person household:
At or below $32,227*
*Married couples may receive one set of checks each
• Older adults living in a residential facility that provides meals are not eligible to receive checks
Checks will be mailed beginning Tuesday, June 15. Applications are processed in the order that they are received; checks are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow four to six weeks for applications to be processed and checks to be distributed.
The checks may be used through November 30 to purchase produce that is grown in Pennsylvania or purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer. Consumers must spend the entire $6 check; change will not be given. Lost or stolen checks will not be replaced.