Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $50 million to expand the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. “Now, more older adults will be provided with the means to consume healthy food in the form of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey,” said Rep. Kaptur.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is a coupon program that aims to lower food insecurity among seniors and to support local farmers. Rebecca Liebes, Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Vice President remarked. “This program directly reduces the effects of chronic diseases in our seniors and helps neutralize food insecurity. In addition, Ohio farmers increase their business.” For information call the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624 or visit areaofficeonaging.com.