The Kershaw County Council on Aging Senior Center, 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 produce at local participating farmers markets. Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons that may be used at participating markets from May through October 15. The coupons will be issued on a first-come first-served basis until the supply is exhausted.
The coupons will be issued at Kershaw County Council on Aging Senior Center (906 Lyttleton St. in Camden on May 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Applications must be submitted in person. Proof of identity and residence in Kershaw 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 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 at the time of application.
This program is called the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and the goals of the 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: KC Council on Aging at 432-8173.