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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Approve Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program Grant

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County approved a grant to utilize a $2430 award designated toward the distribution of booklets of checks for county seniors to use at local farmers markets for the purchase fresh produce.

The Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) gives recipients 60 years of age and older, who are residents of St. Mary’s County and who are at or below the established federal poverty limit, a booklet of checks to use at recognized farmers markets. The checks can be used between now and Nov. 30, 2020.

During the regular business meeting Tuesday, July 14, the Commissioners were briefed by Director of Aging & Human Services, Lori Jennings-Harris, who noted that local farmers markets are open with walk-up service. COVID-19 guidance encourages all who visit the farmers markets to wear face coverings.

The entire Commissioners Meeting is available for on-demand viewing on the St. Mary’s County Government YouTube Channel or can be seen on SMCG Channel 95 Friday, July 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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