Program putting healthy food on elderlys plates

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TONIGHT — FREE MONEY FOR FRESH
GROWN SQUASH, PEAS, TOMATOES AND
MORE.
K-O-C-O’S KATY BLAKEY INTRODUCES
US TO A PROGRAM THAT’S PUTTING
HEALTHY
FOOD ON OKLAHOMANS’ PLATES ..
AND HELPING THE
STATE’S FAMILY FARMS.
NAT SOUND from CLIP 1 – 14:43,
under the opening shot of CLIP
71 EXTERIOR OF THE PLACE
OFF A ROCK ROAD IN POTTAWATOMIE
COUNTY. THE FIRST OF SUMMER’S
HARVEST. FARM. FRESH.
VEGETBALES. AVALIABLE FOR ALL.
NOW, MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR SENIOR
CITIZENS.
KATHERINE McRAE, OK DHS: We
have funds avaliable for seniors
to use at local farmer’s
markets.
FEDERAL DOLLARS THROUGH THE
SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION
FUND. THOSE AGE SIXTY AND OVER,
MAKING
LESS THAN 21-THOUSAND A YEAR CAN
APPLY….
Natural Sound
TO PICK HOME-GROWN
PRODUCE FOR FREE.
JANENE GRABER, USES SENIOR
NUTRITION FUNDS: “When you don’t
have much income, you can come
here and
get this fresh food. It’s a big,
big difference in our lives.”
KATY BLAKEY, REPORTING: Seniors
receive this card loaded with 50
dollars
to spend on this Oklahoma
produce.
But in order for the program to
grow, participants need to
spend every last dollar on the
card.
KATHERINE McRAE, OK DEPT. OF
HUMAN SERVICES: If each person
uses their benefits we can apply
for more funding for the next
year’s
program & serve even more
people.
WANT TO HEAR THE CLICK OF THE
SCALE, AND HER BAG
AN EXPANSION SUPPORTED BY THE
PICKERS… AND PROVIDERS.
CLAUDIA CROW, CROW’S MAIN FRUIT
MARKET: We’re not just providing
them a product, we’re providing
them a
service as well. For them to
come and
taste food like they use to when
they were on their farms. They
miss
that a lot. NURIOUSHMENT FOR THE
BODY AND SOUL…
CLAUDIA CROW, CROW’S MAIN FRUIT
MARKET: Coming to the Farmer’s
Market is about more than just
fruits and vegetables. They get
to see their neighbor
or their friend & they talk.
FARM FRESH – FELLOWSHIP – FREE
OF CHARGE. IN POTT COUNTY, KATY
BLAKEY,
KOCO FIVE NEWS.
MANY OF THE MARKETS THAT
ACCEPT THE SENIOR CARDS, ALSO
ACCEPT “SNAP” CARDS FOR LOCAL
PRODUCE.
TO SEE WHICH MARKETS
PARTICIPATE AND HOW TO APPLY..
GO TO K-O-C-O DOT
COM.

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