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Helping Seniors

Senior Farmers Market Coupons

Gives low-income adults age 60 and older a $50 supply of coupons to shop at the local Farmer’s Market, allowing them to enhance their food resources with fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit. This program includes coupons that can be used at various Farmer’s Market locations.

Farmer’s Market Coupons are distributed annually in June at our 1616 Lewis Street Pantry. To be eligible for Farmer’s Market Coupons, recipients must be at least 60 years of age and under the income guideline set at 185% of the federal poverty level.

Where Can I Use my Coupons?

Below is a list of locations in the Helena area where Senior Farmers Market Coupons can be redeemed. If you have any questions, please call, Kara, our Program Manager at 443-3663 ext. 113.

  • Capital Square Farmers Market (1320 Lockey Avenue)
    Every Tuesday through September 29th from 2:30—6:30
  • East Helena Farmers Market (EH City Hall Parking Lot)
    Every Tuesday through September 22nd from 4:00—7:00
  • Milford Colony @ Murdochs (3050 N Montana)
    Saturdays from 8:00—1:00
  • Dixon Melons @ Applebees (1212 W Custer Ave)
    Saturdays from 9:00—1:00
  • Hiland Nursery @ Furniture Row Showroom (2200 N Last Chance)
    Saturday Mornings
  • Johnson’s Garden’s @ 5935 McHugh Lane
    Everyday from 8:00—8:00
  • Coverdell Greenhouse @ 1448 Sorenson Rd
    Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00—8:00
  • Missoula Grain and Vegetable @ HUB Coffee (314 N Last Chance Gulch)
    Saturday mornings, call ahead to see what they have (406) 214-6664
  • West Mont Farm & Gardens @ 3240 York Rd
    Call (406) 227-7565 for hours
  • LA Gardens—Call (406) 459-6934 to order
HFS Farmers Market Produce

$50

of coupons to low-income seniors.

HFS Farmers Market Table

300 seniors

receive coupons each summer.

HFS Farmers Market Produce

5

months seniors can shop local markets with coupons.

Senior Commodities

Provides a staple of nutritious USDA supplied food items for low-income adults age 60 and older, and intended to supplement other food sources over a two-month period. This is an additional service available to eligible seniors. Recipients of Commodity Boxes must be at least 60 years of age and under the income guideline set at 130% of the federal poverty level.

Upcoming distribution dates:

November  2nd at our East Helena Pantry: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

November 4th & 5th at our Lewis Street Pantry: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

January 25th at our East Helena Pantry: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

January 27th & 28th at our Lewis Street Pantry: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

March 22nd at our East Helena Pantry: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

March 24th & 25th at our Lewis Street Pantry: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

May 17th at our East Helena Pantry: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

May 19th & 20th at our Lewis Street Pantry: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

July 19th at our East Helena Pantry: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

July 21st & 22nd at our Lewis Street Pantry: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

If you have any questions, please call, Kara, our Program Manager at 443-3663 ext. 113.

*Senior Commodities are made possible by a partnership with the Rocky Mountain Development Council.

Click here to view the current income guidelines.

Emergency Snack Packs

14%

of HFS customers are senior citizens.

Bulk Oatmeal

74 home-bound seniors

are delivered HFS commodity boxes.

HFS Commodity Boxes

Nearly 375 seniors

receive commodity food.