Summer is almost here and that means it’s getting close to fruit and vegetable season. In order to allow seniors access to all the good and local produce, the COA is once again offering Senior Project Fresh. This is where Cass County seniors are given coupons that are used like cash to buy unprocessed Michigan grown fruits and vegetables at registered Farmers markets and roadside stands throughout the state of Michigan.
To qualify for Senior Project Fresh through the COA you must:
- Live in Cass County
- Be at least 60 years of age
- Meet income qualifications (single: monthly income must be under $1986; household of 2 must be under $2686 per month)
- Only one set of coupons per household.
If you meet these qualifications, please call Bonnie at (269) 445-8110 starting Tuesday, May 17 after 9 a.m. to make an appointment to pick up your Project Fresh coupons. You may only make an appointment for yourself. You cannot make appointments for multiple people.
If you are unable to come yourself and are sending someone to pick them up on your behalf, please give your name and address when you call so we can send out an application and proxy sheet before your pickup date. We will not sign you up without the proxy sheet and by not having it; you may risk your spot in line. Coupons are distributed by appointment only on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you miss your appointment, there is no guarantee that coupons will be available later. Your name will be moved to the bottom of the list and once coupons are gone, they are gone.