Anderson, S.C. (May 1, 2020) – Anderson County Seniors may apply for produce vouchers as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program June 15 – June 19, 2020. The Anderson County Senior Citizens Program and the Anderson County Farmers Market, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services and other state agencies, will issue vouchers to eligible senior citizens. The vouchers can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets through October 15, 2020. Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons. Vouchers are issued on a first come first served basis until the supply is exhausted.
Individuals aged 60 or older, with a low monthly income, or who receive SSI or EBT benefits are eligible for these free coupons. Individuals must apply in person; provide proof of their identity, age and their Anderson County residency. 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 time of application.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program’s goal is to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce while supporting South Carolina’s small farmers. South Carolina is one of several states that receive funds from the USDA to operate this program. Anderson County is proud to support and offer this program.
How to Apply: This year, seniors will register online for Farmers Market vouchers. The vouchers will be mailed directly to the seniors. Volunteers will be available to assist seniors in registering for vouchers at the Anderson County Library.
When to Apply: June 15 – 19 from noon until 4 o’clock each day
Anderson County Library – 300 N. McDuffie Street, Anderson