SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The seasonal USDA grant, the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) returns to South Carolina this summer.
The program allows qualifying individuals to purchase unprocessed fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs.
Participants receive $25 in the form of five checks ($5 each) to spend at authorized locations. Checks are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
To qualify, South Carolina residents must be aged 60 or older with a yearly income of $23,832 or less ($32,232 for 2 people), and have a valid driver’s license, or state-issued ID.
The SFMNP is administered by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS).
To apply, visit the DSS website and complete an online application between May 1st and June 1st .
For a list of county specific senior servicing organizations with contact information that can assist seniors with the online application process, please click here.