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N E W S R E L E A S E
4/23/18
Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

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

The USDA Senior Farmers’ 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 household income guidelines of $1,872.00 for a family of one, $2,538.00 for a family of two, $3,204.00 for a family of three, or $3,870.00 for a family of 4 (add $645 for each additional family member).

Coupon books will be available at the following locations:

Carroll County on Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 202 West Madison Avenue in Berryville.

Madison County on Thursday May 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Madison County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 903 North College in Huntsville.

Benton County
*  Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Gentry Senior Activity & Wellness Center, 121 East Main Street in Gentry
*  Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Billy V. Hall Senior Activity & Wellness Center, 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette
*  Thursday May 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Siloam Springs Senior Activity & Wellness Center, 750 Heritage Court in Siloam Springs
*  Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at JB Hunt Transport Senior Activity & Wellness Center, 704 East Monroe Street in Lowell
*  Friday May 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Benton County
Senior Activity & Wellness Center, 3501 S.E. “L” Street, Bentonville
*  Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Rogers Adult Wellness Center, 2001 Persimmon Street in Rogers

Washington County
*  Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lincoln Senior Activity Center, 116 East Park Street in Lincoln
*  Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Prairie Grove Senior Activity & Wellness Center, 475 Ed Staggs Drive in Prairie Grove
*  Monday May 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Springdale Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 203 Park Street in Springdale
*  Tuesday May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 149 West First Street, Elkins
*  Friday May 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Farmington Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 340 West Main Street in Farmington
*  Thursday May 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 South College in Fayetteville

To receive a coupon book, seniors must bring a photo ID and proof of household income to the designated locations. Coupon books will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

The Food Bank of Northwest Arkansas, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and U of A Cooperative Extension Service will be present to offer nutrition information, as well as

assistance applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Care Coordinators from the Area Agency on Aging will also assist seniors in applying for the Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid 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 1-800- 432-9721.

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas
Jamie Cooley
Regional Manager – East
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Supervisor
(870) 425-9811
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