Fresh produce for low-income seniors

  • Friday, May 30, 2014

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program 2014

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services will be issuing free coupons to low-income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh homegrown produce at local farmers’ markets.

Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons that may be used with participating vendors from June through October 15, 2014. Coupons will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is exhausted.

Applications may be submitted in person. Proof of identity and residence in Dorchester County is required in order to receive the free coupons. Applicants must also meet household income eligibility limits. Information regarding the income of all household members is required to determine eligibility.

Individuals wishing to apply for homebound seniors must present:

• Picture ID for themselves AND homebound senior;

• A written statement or Power of Attorney granting permission to apply on the senior’s behalf;

• Proof of income (copy of check, SSA statement or bank statement) for the homebound senior.

Documentation must be presented at the time of application.

The goals of the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support South Carolina’s small farmers.

David Sojourner Senior Center Monday & Wednesday June 2 & 4 8:30 AM-11:00 AM

5361 Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, SC

Faith Sellers Senior Center Tuesday & Thursday June 3 & 5 8:30 AM-11:00 AM

312 No. Laurel St., Summerville, SC

For more information, call (843) 871-5053

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