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NWICA's Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Has Another Successful Summer
Updated October 17, 2017 11:01 AM
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(UNDATED) - Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) celebrates another successful run of its Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, which provides eligible senior citizens with checks to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at local farmers' markets.

NWICA began the distribution of checks in June and distributed its last check in August. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Indiana State Department of Health, NWICA's program served 840 seniors in Lake, Porter, Starke, Pulaski, Jasper and Newton counties again this year.

Due to the early legwork of program leaders, new stands were also added in Newton, Jasper and Pulaski counties, effectively reducing senior travel time to participating markets.

In addition to easier access to better nutrition, seniors in all six counties were also provided education on many helpful topics, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Low-Income Subsidy and the Medicare Savings Program.

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