News Flash

GtCounty General News

Posted on: June 28, 2021

Application period reopens for farmers’ market voucher program

A collage of local fruits and vegetables, and products such as honey.

After a delivery delay forced Georgetown County to postpone distribution of farmers’ market vouchers for senior citizens earlier this month, the state has announced it will reopen the application period for the program. Seniors now have until July 2 to apply for the program. 

The S.C. Department of Social Services notified Georgetown County that the new delivery date for the vouchers will be late next month. While the county’s  Bureau of Aging Services and Parks and Recreation Department work to determine a new distribution date, staff is encouraging seniors who were not previously signed up for the program to take advantage of the extension. More than 22,000 people across the state signed in the first round of applications to receive vouchers. Those who applied earlier in the year do not need to reapply. 

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is a seasonal USDA grant program that provides participants with access to fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from local farmers’ markets and is designed to increase awareness and use of community markets. The program is open to individuals age 60 and older who meet income limits. Anyone who would like to apply for the program may do so online at https://benefitsportal.dss.sc.gov/#/benefits/sfmnp/application

Georgetown County will announce the new voucher distribution date next month. 

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in GtCounty General News

Portrait of Seth Housand

Housand named County IT Director

Posted on: July 8, 2021
Text on a blue background reading "Review the FY2022 Georgetown County Budget"

2021-22 Budget available for review

Posted on: June 30, 2021
Miriam Mace and Ken Baker pictured inside County Council Chambers

New Treasurer, Auditor take oath

Posted on: June 30, 2021
Cover of Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith Charleston Renaissance Artist by Dwight McInvaill

Library Director publishes first book

Posted on: February 26, 2021
Beach access

Create an Account

Posted on: November 22, 2016
Georgetown County SC

Stay connected!

Posted on: November 22, 2016
trucks accessing marina with boats

Keep in Touch

Posted on: November 22, 2016
OLder gentleman with dog at a marina

Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016