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3SquaresVT Boosts Food Purchasing Power

posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Many senior citizens are cutting back on their food budgets as expenses rise, but good nutrition is a key factor in lifelong health. To encourage healthy eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the 3SquaresVT program to help eligible Vermonters buy nutritious food.

The benefits come on an EBT card that looks like a debit or credit card; there are no "food stamps" anymore. If everyone in the household is 65 or older or gets SSI, then the benefits may be distributed as cash, deposited directly into the family's bank account.

3SquaresVT is open to individuals and families who qualify based on household income. Anyone who is over 60 or has a disability may deduct many medical expenses from their income, which can help with qualification.

To get more information, or help applying for 3SquaresVT, call the Vermont Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119.

This message is funded in part by the USDA. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Helps Vermonters put three balanced meals a day on the table. Most households get at least $50 each month for food. If you qualify, you could get a monthly payment that helps you buy more food.
To learn more, visit vermontfoodhelp.com or dial 2-1-1.

Saturday, June 23
Grand Re-Opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center
Join The Nature Museum and master diver Annette Spaulding, who has been diving in the Connecticut River for over 30 years, for the grand re-opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23! From 10am to 4pm, Annette will be sharing stories and showing artifacts she has found on her dives.
Saturday, June 23
Vermont Invasive Patroller Workshop
Fletcher Memorial Library
88 Main St., Ludlow, VT
(Park in back; library opens at 10 AM)
Afternoon VIP Paddle
Echo Lake, Camp Plymouth State Park
10am-2pm
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