Nevada receives funding from the USDA Food and Nutrition Program each spring to provide free coupons for fresh fruit and vegetables to Carson City seniors 60 years of age and older, whose annual income does not exceed $20,147 for an individual who receives one booklet or $27,213 for a couple who receive two booklets. The program is a cooperative effort by USDA, RSVP, the Nevada Department of Administration’ Commodity Food Distribution Program, the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the Nevada Certified Farmers’ Market Association and the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division, whose purpose is to increase the consumption, production and distribution of locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh unprocessed herbs, while supplementing nutritional needs for seniors.
Each eligible senior will receive 15 – $2.00 coupons redeemable for fresh fruits and vegetables at the local Farmer’s Market. Seniors must bring their Nevada ID or driver’s license and sign the self-certification form. June 2016 coupons distribution date will be announced. For further information please call RSVP at (775) 687-4680.