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SC Issuing Free Farmers' Market Coupons To Seniors

6:39 AM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Some South Carolina senior citizens can get help buying some healthy food this summer.

On Friday, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church is offering seniors a chance to pick up coupons good for $25 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables. They're available for low-income people age 60 and older and can be redeemed at local farmers' markets between now and Oct. 15.

The program is called the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and is made possible through a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services.

Applications must be submitted in person, and people need to be able to prove their identity and residence in Richland County.

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