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Brookline Department Of Public Health Announces Additional Sign-Up Dates For Food Coupon Program

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The Brookline Department of Public Health announces that it is offering additional opportunities for low-income Brookline residents to register for the Food Coupon program at the Brookline Farmers’ Market.

Brookline individuals and families who reside in Brookline Housing Authority sites, or whose household income meets federal poverty guidelines, are eligible to participate.

Qualifying individuals or families may register as follows:

  • Monday, September 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Brookline Housing Authority, 90 Longwood Avenue;
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 08:30 a.m. to 09:30 a.m., Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, 1st floor;
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

Individuals and families of two will receive $40 in coupons to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, and other food products. Households of three or more will receive $80 in coupons. Coupons will be valid at the Farmers’ Market through Thursday, October 28, 2021.

The Department of Public Health recently received a $43,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to make the Farmers’ Market more accessible to low-income families. The grant provides coupons to 500 Brookline residents and their families for the 2021 Farmers’ Market season.

Brookline was one of 18 local health departments nationwide to be awarded a grant after participating in the Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health program. The grant is part of $2.1 million in funding provided to organizations to support their CoViD-19 response and recovery work, boost vaccination rates and address health inequities.

The Brookline Farmers’ Market season continues through November 18, 2021. For more information about the Market, please visit here.

For questions or further information, please contact Lynne Karsten at lkarsten@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2336, or Darlene Johnson at djohnson@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2300.