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Brookline Department Of Public Health To Hold Final Registration For Food Coupon Program

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Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss announces that the Brookline Department of Public Health will hold a final registration for its Brookline Farmers’ Market’s Food Coupon program for income-eligible individuals and families.

The event will take place on Thursday, July 21, 2022, between the hours of 01:30 and 06:00 p.m., at the Brookline Farmers’ Market, Centre Street West.

The coupons are available to income-eligible families in Brookline and students attending Brookline’s Public Schools. Individuals and families of two will receive $50 in coupons, while families of three or more will receive $100 to spend at Brookline Farmers’ Market.

Coupons are redeemable to purchase fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and other food products at participating vendors through November, which is the close of the market season.

This Food Coupon program, which is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), has supported over 500 families this season.

“Our Food Coupon program has already been a huge success this year. Still, we want to provide an additional opportunity to families who have not received coupons yet,” said Reiss. “By offering these coupons, it helps to make the farmers’ market more accessible to lower-income residents and reduces barriers to access healthy fruits and vegetables.”

Anyone who cannot attend the registration should contact Lynne Karsten, Director of Community Health, at lkarsten@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2336.

For more information about the program, please visit the Department’s website here.