Boyle to distribute produce vouchers to low-income seniors

PHILADELPHIA, June 27 – State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Phila., announced he will be providing free produce vouchers for eligible low-income seniors in his legislative district.

The vouchers will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in Boyle’s Mayfair office at 7420 Frankford Ave., 19136.

Boyle said the vouchers are through Pennsylvania’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from approved farmers in the commonwealth.

“This program is especially important for seniors because as we age, it is vital to be health and nutrition conscious,” Boyle said. “These vouchers will allow seniors who may not normally be able to afford fresh produce the opportunity to benefit from the nutrition that fresh fruits and vegetables provide while also supporting local farmers.”

Boyle added in order to be eligible for the vouchers, seniors must be 60 or older by Dec. 31 of the program year with a household income of less than $23,107 for singles and less than $31,284 for married couples.

Residents interested in obtaining the produce vouchers must bring identification and must schedule an appointment to pick up their vouchers by calling Boyle’s office at (215) 331-2600.