Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program to start in July

Leonardtown, MD - The Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to again participate in the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

Eligibility Requirements:
• 60 years of age or older
• Photo ID card which indicates proof of St. Mary’s County residency
• Meet income limits

Eligible participants will receive a total of $30 in checks. Distribution will begin Wednesday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m. in the Chesapeake Building, located at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, MD. A limited number of booklets are available and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Checks must be redeemed by Nov. 30, 2019.

A proxy designation may be completed if a participant cannot attend distribution. Proxys may apply on behalf of a participant, provided the following documentation is provided on the day of distribution:
• A completed copy of the current SFMNP application, signed by the eligible senior
• A copy of the senior participant’s residency ID
• The proxy’s photo ID

*proxy forms are available for pickup at the Garvey Senior Activity Center beginning in June. Sending a proxy to the distribution does not guarantee check receipt. Checks are available first come, first served.

New this year – for your convenience, produce from Porpoise Creek Farms will be on the Governmental Center Campus on the day of distribution. Get your checks and redeem all in one location. For more information, call Brandy Tully, Garvey Senior Activity Center Operations Manager, at 301-475-4200, ext. 71072.

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