RSVP offers farmers market coupons for seniors

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Inc. has a limited number of free Farmers Market coupons for fresh produce to offer to Carson City low-income seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Beginning on Monday, coupons will be distributed at RSVP, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite No. 6 from 1-4 p.m. until they are gone.

Call 775-687-4680 ext. 0 to verify there are still booklets available.

Each person can receive a coupon booklet per season.

Each coupon book contains 15 — $2 coupons for a total of $30 which can be used at the Carson City Farmers Market which is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3rd and Curry streets or any other Nevada Farmers Market displaying the appropriate signage.

In order to qualify for coupons you must be a senior aged 60 or older and must have an income that does not exceed $21,257 annually. An eligible senior couple whose combined income does not exceed $28,694 annually can receive one book per person. Both people need to be present to receive the coupon books. Disabled persons younger than 60 are not eligible for the program.

Carson City citizens with a Nevada ID or a Nevada driver’s license are eligible. Applicants must sign the self-certification form at the distribution site.

The Senior Farmers market Nutrition Program is a cooperative effort provided by RSVP, the USDA, the Nevada State Commodity Food Distribution Program, the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the Nevada Certified Farmers Market Association and the State of Nevada Division for Aging Services, whose combined purpose is to increase the consumption, production and distribution of locally grown fruits and vegetables that bring about better health through improved nutrition.

For more information about this program, or to find out about RSVP services for seniors, contact RSVP at 775-687-4680 ext 0.


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