Farmers’ Market brings fresh produce to senior citizens

June 6, 2018

Fresh produce can be difficult for people to afford, but the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program makes it easier for low-income senior citizens to afford nutritious food.

Aiken/Barnwell Counties Community Action Agency Inc., in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services will be issuing $25 worth of coupons for the market to low-income seniors.

To qualify for the coupons, you must be 60 years or older with a low income, have proof of identity (driver’s license or ID card) and proof that you are a U.S. citizen.

The program also promotes small local farmers. Coupons can be used at participating markets from June through Oct. 15.

The coupons will be issued at Roland Smith Senior Center, 109 Charles St., Jackson, from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday , and at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11. The last day for coupon distribution will be June 12, and distributions will be held at the Listine Gunter Courtney Senior Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener, from 9 a.m. to noon and the Wagener Town Hall, 111 Railroad Ave., Wagener, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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