As of Nov. 2017 – $7,025 Has Been Received
- 140 Seniors Have Been Taken Off the Waiting Lists for Farmers’ Market Coupons!
- $25 donated to Project Lifesaver
Buckeye Hills Regional Council is the lead agency for the Southeast Ohio Aging & Disability Resource Network. Our professionals are a trusted source for information and access to a full-range of available services, programs and options to help individuals, regardless of age or disability, remain at home. The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides income-eligible senior citizens with special coupons worth $50 to enjoy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.
While the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is funded by USDA and the Ohio Department of Aging, their funding is LIMITED. Many income-eligible seniors are placed on waiting lists. Program coupons may be exchanged for eligible foods from authorized farmers. Only fresh, locally grown fruits, herbs, vegetables and honey are eligible to be purchased with the coupons.
$50 will sponsor 1 of the 500+ seniors in Southeast Ohio on the current waiting list for Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons.
Project Lifesaver program technology, in the hands of certified law enforcement partners, helps find people with a cognitive disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease or Autism when they wander from a caregiver.
Clients are outfitted with a transmitter about the size of a watch — worn on the wrist or ankle. Should the client wander, the caregiver notifies 911 and the local Sheriff’s Office begins a search immediately using Project Lifesaver equipment. Without the technology, searches can last hours or days.
Through community donations, the program is offered free to seniors. $350 will sponsor one enrollee on the Project Lifesaver Program.
Your donation (of any amount) can help provide services and supports to seniors in need across 8 counties in Southeast Ohio
Go Fund Me transaction and processing fees will be deducted from your donation.
DONATE TODAY – By Mail!
Send donations to:
Buckeye Hills Regional Council
1400 Pike St. ~ Marietta, OH 45750
Call 1-800-331-2644 with questions.
Donations are not tax deductible as BHRC is not a 501(c)3.