2020 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is available to eligible residents of Allegheny County. Eligible individuals may receive one set of checks worth $24 to be spent at participating farmers markets.
The 2020 Senior Farmers Market Program will look different this year due to COVID-19. The distribution of checks will not occur at senior centers. Instead, checks will be distributed by mail to eligible Allegheny County residents that complete an application. Applications may be downloaded from the website: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Basic-Needs/Senior-Farmers-Market-Nutrition-Program.aspx. Applications may also be requested by emailing [email protected] or by calling (412) 350-4219. Only completed applications received by September 24, 2020 will be processed.
Completed applications may be emailed to: [email protected]
Mail completed paper applications to:
Area Agency on Aging, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
2100 Wharton Street, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Check distribution begins on Tuesday, June 16th. Checks are distributed on a first come, first served basis, no exceptions.
The checks may be used through November 30th to purchase produce that is grown in Pennsylvania or purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer. Examples of Pennsylvania produce are apples, beans, berries, carrots, grapes, melons, spinach and tomatoes. Consumers must spend the entire $6.00 check; change will not be given. Lost or stolen checks will not be replaced.
*Allegheny County resident
*60 years of age or older (by December 31, 2020)
*Meet the income guidelines (self-reported):
-One-person household: At or below $23,606
-Two-person household: At or below $31,894* (Married couples may each receive one set of checks)
Older adults living in a residential facility that provides meals are not eligible to receive checks