Produce Vouchers Available For Low-Income Seniors, Can Use at Bayonne Farmers’ Market
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced today that produce market vouchers are available to low income seniors through the city’s Office on Aging. The vouchers would enable qualified Bayonne seniors to purchase New Jersey-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables at the Bayonne Farmers’ Market and other approved locations.
The Bayonne Farmers’ Market takes place on Tuesdays through a Tuesday date in the fall to be determined. Hours are 2 pm to 7 pm on West 23rd Street between Broadway and Del Monte Drive.
The program is targeted for seniors, 60 and older, whose income level is at or below 185% of the federally defined poverty level.
Interested seniors will have two different options to apply for the voucher program. The first opportunity to apply for the vouchers will take place on Tuesday, June 15 from 9 am to 12 noon at Kopcinski Park, located near the corner of 19th Street and Broadway. If a rain date is needed, it will be announced.
Any vouchers still remaining will be distributed to qualified applicants on subsequent Tuesdays in front of City Hall beginning June 22 between 9 am and 1 pm.
Applicants must have valid proof of Bayonne residency and proof of age and income. You prove income either by showing your Medicaid card or if not on Medicaid, by showing proper documentation which proves your income status.
Qualifying seniors will receive five, $5 vouchers to be used at participating farmers, although some items may not qualify for purchase using the vouchers.