Farm market vouchers for 2024 to be distributed by Diakon Community Services

Pottsville (Tuesday May 21, 2024)

Diakon Community Services to distribute farm market vouchers

As in past years, Diakon Community Services is administering the 2024 Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program. The vouchers are a program of the state Department of Agriculture.

These farm market vouchers will soon be available to eligible Schuylkill County older adults.

There are several ways to receive the vouchers. Applicants may visit a county Senior Community Center Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, July 11 (excluding July 4) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Centers are located at:

  • Mahanoy City Senior Community Center - 138 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City
  • Pottsville Senior Community Center - 201 N. Centre St., Pottsville
  • Schuylkill Haven Senior Community Center - 340 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven
  • Tremont Senior Community Center - 139 Clay St., Tremont

Additional distributions are scheduled for the following locations - 

  • Wednesday, June 12, Tuesday, June 18, Monday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Diakon Community Services - 2020 West Norwegian Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
  • Tuesday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Shenandoah Area Senior Citizen’s Building (225 North Market St., Shenandoah, PA 17976)
  • Wednesday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • West Penn Borough Building, 27 Municipal Road, New Ringgold
  • Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
    • Kenny Stehr and Son’s Farm (30 Kettle Road Pitman, PA 17964)
  • Sunday, June 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • M&J Big Band event at The Island (1 Broadway, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972)
  • Monday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • McAdoo Borough Building (23 Hancock Street, McAdoo, PA 18237)
  • Tuesday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Zion Lutheran Church (4th and Lewis Street, Minersville, PA 17954)
  • Sunday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Williams Valley Farms (200 E Wicomico Ave, Tower City, PA 17980)
  • Wednesday, July 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital (100 Paramount Blvd, Orwigsburg, PA 17961)
  • Wednesday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Zukovich’s Farm (432 Fairview St, Tamaqua, PA 18252)

Applicants must turn 60 before Dec. 31 of this year, not before, and be county residents to be eligible. Income guidelines for eligibility are $27,861 for a single-person household and $37,814 for a two-person household, including investment interest, wages, Social Security, unemployment and similar distributions.

The voucher program does not include older adults living in nursing care centers or other residential facilities in which meals are provided.


Diakon Community Services will not be mailing any vouchers. For those unable to attend a distribution, seniors may have someone else pick up vouchers on their behalf. Appointed individuals must present a completed proxy form for those receiving vouchers. Proxies are needed if you are picking up the vouchers for someone else (four proxies max per individual). We will mail it if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

Click here to download an Eligibility & Proxy Form.

For more information, people may contact Diakon Community Services at (570) 624-3016 or email Diakon operates various local programs under contract with the Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services, with funding from the state Department of Aging.