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Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Submitted on: June 10, 2022

May 14, 2020 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the seasonal return of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). SFMNP is a seasonal USDA grant program to provide eligible seniors with fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from local farmers’ markets and to increase awareness and use of community markets.

The program provides low-income seniors age 60 and older, in selected areas, with SFMNP checks that may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at local authorized farmers’ markets.

The Program runs from May through October 15th each year. SFMNP benefits are offered to each participant once a year on a first come first served basis.  Seniors must apply for benefits each year.

Steps to Receive Benefits:

Step 1: Potential recipients must submit an online application, in its entirety, to be eligible.

Step 2: Wait on eligibility determination, via email. 

Step 3: Follow instructions included in eligibility email to pick up SFMNP benefit(s). 

Step 4: Purchase fresh fruits & vegetables from authorized farmers.  

Senior Farmers Market - South Carolina Department of Social Services.  To apply online for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.  https://benefitsportal.dss.sc.gov/#/login

 

For more information, contact Seandra Kelly at (803) 898–1760 or Seandra.Kelly@dss.sc.gov