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Market coupons available for Franklin County-area seniors

By John M. Smith
Egyptian Area Agency on Aging
Posted on 6/27/2017, 10:22 AM

Franklin County-area seniors living on fixed incomes are eligible to receive free coupons to use at the local farmers market.

Starting July 12, the coupons will be distributed at area senior center with the aim of helping senior adults obtain fresh fruits and vegetables at local markets.

The coupons will be free for seniors in Illinois who are age 60 or over and have an income that is no more than $1,860 per month for individuals and $2,504 per month for couples. A completed and signed application is required for each eligible senior adult.

The coupons and applications will be distributed locally during normal business hours at Franklin County Senior Services, located at 225 E. Poplar St. in West Frankfort.

The coupons can be redeemed through the end of September at the Benton Farmers Market, which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. each Thursday at Benton City Park; or the West Frankfort Farmers Market, which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the park.

For more information, call the Egyptian Area Agency on Aging at 888-895-3306 or visit