COVID-19 Human Services offices are closed until at least May 31, 2020. Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, vouchers will be mailed this year rather than distributed in person. Follow these recommended steps from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to stay safe at local farmers’ markets. Help for people impacted by COVID-19.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with vouchers to purchase produce from participating farmers markets and roadside stands. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Washington, but the program is coordinated locally by Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, the local Area Agency on Aging for Pierce County. View the informational 2020 flyer.
To be eligible to receive a voucher, you must meet all of the following:
You must be 60 years old or older (or 55+ if you are Native American /Alaska Native
Must have valid government issued identification
Your income must be below 185% of Federal Poverty Level. That means:
$23,606 Annual or $1,967 Monthly Income for 1 person
$31,894 Annual or $2,658 Monthly Income for 2 people
$40,185 Annual or $3,349 Monthly Income for 3 people
$48,470 Annual or $4,039 Monthly Income for 4 people
For larger households, add $691/month for each additional person
You must be a resident of Pierce County
There is a strict limit of one set of vouchers per household. Incomplete applications or applications received before May 11th will be returned. A limited number of vouchers are available each season, and completed applications will be processed in the order received.
Registration begins May 11th and will continue through June 19th, or until all vouchers are claimed. One set of vouchers ($40) is allowed per household, not per person.
Submit the online application from the following languages: