Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss and the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services announce that the Department’s free food coupon program for income-eligible families will return this summer at the Brookline Farmers’ Market.
The free food coupon program offers eligible Brookline families the opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables utilizing vouchers. Over 600 Brookline households enrolled in the program last year and spent nearly $34,000 shopping among 22 vendors who offer fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, and other food items.
Eligibility is extended to individuals and families who reside in Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) properties, residents whose household income meets federal poverty level guidelines, and residents whose children attend a Brookline school through programs such as METCO who meet eligibility guidelines.
Coupons will be valid at the Farmers’ Market starting Thursday, June 1 through the end of the season in November. Individuals and families of two will receive $50 in coupons while households of three or more will receive $100 in coupons. Families will receive the coupons once during the season.
Staff from the Public Health Department will be at locations throughout Brookline for registration. Coupon books for the Farmers’ Market will be distributed at that time.
Public registration sites will be located at:
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Brookline Farmers’ Market, Thursday, June 01, 2023, from 01:30 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Registration also will take place at BHA housing sites.
Additional information will be available here.