SENIORS FARMER MARKET

By using CSBG dollars to implement the administration of the program we were successfully able to provide nutritional information as well as fresh produce to the seniors in both counties, and an economic advantage to our local farmers.

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is a win-win program for our communities in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is improving the nutrition of participating low-income seniors who may be nutritionally at risk by helping them purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets.

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Provides an opportunity for low-income seniors to improve their nutrition by increasing their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. This program also benefits local farmers because it brings additional customers to their markets.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot take walk-ins. Applicants can apply for assistance at our Beaufort or Jasper office. Applicant must schedule an appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call:

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

 

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

Please use the phone number below to schedule appointments for your desired service. Appointments will be confirmed via a telephone call from a Beaufort-Jasper ECO team member within three to five business days.

 

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

               

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 

 

The following documents are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Beaufort-Jasper EOC services:

 

  • Legible, valid state-issued photo ID for the applicant (name and address on the ID must match what is listed on all presented documents
  • Legible Social Security cards for all household members (no photocopies)
  • Proof of income for ALL household members for the past 30 days prior to the application date
  • If the applicant has earnings or wages, they will need to provide their pay stub (examples are monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly)
  • If the applicant receives Social Security, Social Security insurance, pensions, or retirement, they will need their current year benefit award letter.
  • If the applicant is a business owner or is self-employed, they will need the current tax year statement (example: Schedule C or C-EZ with all pages signed and included.

 

Most programs require that you meet federal income guidelines, we will screen applicants at the beginning of the application process.

 

NOTE: Income includes, but is not limited to:

  • Child support (a signed statement by the payer if support is voluntary or a statement from the court if it is court-ordered
  • TANF/AFDC/Monthly Utility Check
  • SNAP
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Alimony
  • Monthly stipends
  • Adoption subsidies