Food vouchers for upcoming holiday available for veterans

| November 3, 2014

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

Beginning Monday, Nov. 3, vouchers will be available to veterans whose annual income does not exceed 200 percent of the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

The financial guidelines are as follows and are based on family size and income limit: One – $23,340; two – $31,460; three – $39,580; four – $47,700; five – $55,820; six – $63,940; seven – $72,060; eight – $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 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.

This is the second year that the Veterans Service Commission and Office are providing these vouchers.

No vouchers will be issued after 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21. Questions may be directed to the Veterans Service Office at 622-2313.

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