The Upper Savannah Council of Governments, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services, will be issuing vouchers to low income individuals age 60 and older in Greenwood County that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers’ markets.
Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of vouchers that may be used at participating markets. The coupons will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as the supply lasts.
The vouchers will be issued at Greenwood Farmers Market near the former Greenwood Civic Center on Wilbanks Circle Saturday, June 2, from 7 a.m. – noon. A total of 1,000 coupons are available and if they don’t run out on June 2, the rest will be available Wednesday, June 6, from 7 a.m. – noon (while supply lasts) at the same location.
Proof of identity and Greenwood County residence is required in order to receive the vouchers. Applicants must also meet household income eligibility requirements. Information regarding the income of all household members is required to determine eligibility.
Individuals wishing to apply on behalf of a homebound senior must provide a statement from the senior granting permission to submit an application on their behalf. Proof of identity and proof of income for the homebound senior must be presented and the individual must also provide their own ID.
The goals of the Senior 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.
For more information, contact Upper Savannah Area Agency on Aging Director Vanessa Wideman at 864 941-8053.