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Food vouchers available to help veterans with Christmas

| December 1, 2014

COSHOCTON – Veterans wishing to obtain food vouchers for the upcoming Christmas holiday are encouraged to apply at the Veterans Service Office.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 8, vouchers will be available to veterans whose annual income does not exceed 200 percent of the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

The guidelines are as follows: One person family – $23,340; two people – $31,460; three people – $39,580; four people – $47,700; five people – $55,820; six people – $63,940; seven people – $72,060; eight people – $80,180.

Veterans who wish to receive a voucher must provide proof of income and the program is open to Coshocton County Veterans only. Additionally, veterans must have lived in the county for a minimum of 90 days and have served on active duty for other than training.

Each $50 voucher may be redeemed at Baker’s IGA, Buehler’s Food Market, Aldi’s or Collins Meat Market and are to be used for food items only. A list of items that are not to be purchased will be provided to successful applicants and store receipts will be reviewed. Anyone purchasing unauthorized items may be barred from participating in any future voucher programs and/or financial assistance.

No vouchers will be issued after 3 pm, Friday, Dec. 19. Questions may be directed to the Veterans Service Office at 622-2313.

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