Vouchers provide golden opportunity

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Pike County’s senior citizens may be missing out on a golden opportunity.

Many seniors are eligible for nutrition vouchers, which can be used to purchase fresh produce from the Pioneer Farmer’s Market.

The Market, held each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, showcases fresh produce grown by area farmers. Everything from squash to potatoes to watermelons and herbs is available at the market each day.

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The vouchers, available through the senior nutrition programs administered at the Colley Senior Complex and at Brundidge Station

help supplement the income of eligible seniors and provide them with the fresh produce.

Unfortunately, not many seniors are taking advantage of the offer. Directors of the program say more than 160 vouchers remain available, but Thursday is the deadline for receiving those vouchers.

We urge all eligible seniors to take advantage of these vouchers. Applications are available at the Colley Complex and Brundidge Station.

It’s an opportunity worth taking.  

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