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Area Agency on Aging

of Northwest Arkansas

Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

senior farmers market nutrition programArkansas has the highest rate of hunger among seniors in the country. In an effort to fight this growing problem, the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas (AAANWA) will give seniors an opportunity to obtain fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables for free.

The USDA Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides one $50.00 coupon book per household to senior adults age 60 and older to purchase locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and honey at local farmer's markets from approved vendors.  To be eligible to receive a coupon book, seniors must meet monthly gross household income guidelines of $1,832.00 for a family of one, $2,470.00 for a family of two, $3,108.00 for a family of three, or $3,747.00 for a family of 4 (add $642 for each additional family member).

Senior adults that meet the income guidelines and bring photo ID and proof of gross household income will receive a coupon book on a first come first serve basis when distribution begins at the local senior activity centers. In Benton County distribution dates and sites are as follows: 

  • April 3, 2017 – JB Hunt Transport Senior Activity Center, 704 East Monroe Street, Lowell, Arkansas from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • April 5, 2017 – Gentry Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 121 East Main, Gentry, Arkansas from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • April 6, 2017 – Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center, 1870 Limekiln Road, Gravette, Arkansas from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • April 7, 2017 – Siloam Springs Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 750 Heritage Court, Siloam Springs, Arkansas from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • April 10, 2017 – Rogers Adult Wellness Center, 2001 Persimmon Street, Rogers, Arkansas from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • April 11, 2017 – Benton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 3501 S.E. “L” Street, Bentonville, Arkansas from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Care coordinators will also assist seniors in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Program, and Extra-Help with Prescription Drug Costs.

Distribution dates are scheduled at senior centers within the entire AAANWA service area of Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy and Washington Counties for seniors to have the opportunity to receive coupon books. 

For more information, call the

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas at 479-273-9424.

 

 

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