By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Aug 19, 2019 at 1:01 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Local seniors will have the opportunity to receive a pack of farmers market vouchers worth $25 on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

The vouchers, which are available in limited quantity for qualifying seniors who have not yet received them, will be distributed to eligible seniors at the Hunger Task Force Dock, 201 S. Hawley Ct., from 9 a.m to 11 a.m.

The vouchers are part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), a program which provides $25 in vouchers to purchase fresh produce at area farmers markets. Vouchers are available to seniors age 60 or older (or Native American seniors age 55 or older) with a monthly income of less than $1,926. Vouchers expire on October 31, 2019.

All seniors are encouraged to bring a friend who also has not received their summer farmer’s market vouchers. Tuesday’s distribution will be the last opportunity for seniors to receive the vouchers this season.

In addition to the distribution of remaining vouchers, all qualifying seniors who attend will receive a free box of government commodity foods, including cereal, canned vegetables and fresh milk.

For more information on the SFMNP or other programs, visit HungerTaskForce.org.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.