By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor 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 & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.