The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program 2015

The Darlington County Council on Aging 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, 2015. The coupons will be issued on a first come first served basis until the supply is exhausted.

The coupons will be issued at these locations:

• June 9: Robert L. Grooms Building, Lamar 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• June 9: Society Hill Community Center. Society Hill, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• June 10: Darlington Recreation Department, Saunders St., 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• June 10: Hartville Recreation Department, TB Thomas Center, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Applications must be submitted in person. Proof of identity and residence in Darlington 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 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.

For more information contact: Darlington County Council on Aging at 843-393-8521.

Author: Duane Childers

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