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Farm Market Fresh 2021


Farm Market Fresh 2021

Farm Market Fresh for Older Adults Program Helps Low-Income Seniors Buy Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Low-income seniors in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties may sign up for the Farm Market Fresh program starting April 1, 2021. This Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) administers the program locally. Individuals who have participated in the program in the past must complete a new application each year. Pre-enrollment is required and is limited, so participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call 276-964-4915 for more information. Applications can be mailed or printed from AASC’s website: www.aasc.org. Applications will be available starting May 3. Farm Market Fresh – also known as Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) – helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. It also supports local farmers and farmers markets in Virginia. Eligible seniors receive checks worth $45.00 (in $5.00 units) that they may spend with participating certified retail farmers market vendors. Checks will be mailed on June 1 and must be spent by mid-late November, depending on availability of produce.

To qualify, seniors must be at least sixty years old and be residents of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell or Tazewell County. They may not live in the same household and may not be an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce. Participants must also meet the program’s income requirements. Enrollees may use the coupons to obtain locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs, including broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, green beans, snap beans, green peppers, lima beans, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, apples, blackberries, cantaloupe, nectarines, peaches, pears, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons and fresh cut herbs. Items not eligible for purchase with Farm Market Fresh checks include produce not grown locally, such as oranges, bananas and pineapples; processed foods, such as honey, maple syrup, cider, nuts, meat, bread and cheese; and non-food items, such as flowers and plants. SFMNP is a joint effort by the Virginia Department for the Aging and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services to carry out the department’s mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell counties. Visit the organization’s website at www.aasc.org or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.

2021 SFMNP Application

VA SFMNP Fact Sheet 2021

 


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Discrimination Notice


Discrimination Notice

The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens shall comply with applicable provisions of Titles VI, VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the regulations issued pursuant thereto. The agency shall comply with applicable provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all guidelines and interpretations issued pursuant thereto. In accordance with the Virginia Fair Employment Contracting Act, AASC shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law, except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the agency. AASC shall conform to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, to the extent required by federal and state law, consistent with the confidentiality requirements of the Older Americans Act and the Code of Virginia. For comment or inquiry contact Regina Sayers, Executive Director or Brian Beck, CFO, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, PO Box 765, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609, Telephone: 276/964-4915, e-mail address: bbeck@aasc.org.


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Share the Love Event


Share the Love Event

The 13th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to local seniors

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens is participating in the 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the campaign. Now through January 4, 2021, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities.

Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like Appalachian Agency, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state.

“Meals on Wheels America is proud to partner with Subaru of America for the 13th consecutive year to enable more seniors to live with independence and dignity,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.3 million meals and friendly visits to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We’re enormously grateful to Subaru and its retailers for their long-standing commitment to Meals on Wheels and the millions of seniors who depend on it for nourishment and companionship.”

Over the last 12 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $176 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $200 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.

By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event and selecting Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell.

For more information, visit http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove


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