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Farm Market Fresh 2022

Farm Market Fresh 2022

Farm Market Fresh program helps low-income seniors buy fresh fruits and vegetables

CEDAR BLUFF, Va. – Low-income seniors in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties may sign up now for the Farm Market Fresh program. This Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens 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. Call 276-964-4915 for more information. Applications are available now, and can be mailed or printed from AASC’s website: www.aasc.org.

Farm Market Fresh – also known as Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program – helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. It also supports local farmers and farmers’ markets in Virginia.

Eligible seniors receive checks worth $45, 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 November 19, depending on availability of produce.

To qualify, seniors must be at least 60 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.

Farm Market Fresh Application

Farm Market Fresh Fact Sheet

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Elder Needs Questionnaire 2022

Elder Needs Questionnaire 2022

Elder Needs Questionnaire

The time of year has approached in which AASC seeks individuals to complete the Elder Needs Questionnaire. This survey can help in various ways when looking at the budgeting process, grant opportunities, etc.

• There is a QR Code below that will allow you to scan via your phone. This will take you directly to the online survey link

• The online survey link that you can paste into your browser: http://www.empliant.com/survey/F569C7B1E-F2D8-7ADD-5ADC/ It only takes a few minutes and we greatly appreciate any feedback you are willing to provide.

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Subaru Share the Love Event

Subaru Share the Love Event

Appalachian Agency joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America, Inc. in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

The 14th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to area seniors  

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens is participating in the 2021 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 3, 2022, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities. “We are so pleased to be participating again this year in the Subaru Share the Love Event that will directly benefit the older adults in our four-county service area of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell,” said Regina Sayers, executive director of AASC. “We are grateful to Subaru of America for their continued generosity to partner with Meals on Wheels America to assist its members, like Appalachian Agency.” Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like Appalachian Agency, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state. Appalachian Agency has participated in this campaign for several year to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels. “Meals on Wheels America is proud to partner with Subaru of America for the 14th 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 2.5 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 13 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $200 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $225 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 in this region. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.  

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