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The Mount Vernon Farmers Market is expanding its customer base by accepting vouchers from The Station Break and Interchurch as well as SNAP cards. The market is located at Public Square and operates Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — Sabrina Schirtzinger and Paul Higgins from Knox County OSU Extension and Tami Ruhl, health educator with the Knox County Health Department, met with the Knox County Commissioners Thursday to update them on the status of various food programs.

Higgins said that as a result of identifying “food insecurity” among senior citizens, a program was started last year with the support of The Station Break and Interchurch to distribute vouchers to seniors to help obtain fresh food.

This year, the Task Force for Older Adults has provided funds and vouchers are being distributed through The Station Break. The vouchers are for $1 each and the recipients receive five.

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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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