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RobinHood Group Awarded AARP Grant for FoodShare

Daniel Prince

Low-income seniors can receive fresh produce through Union County FoodShare

Another grant The RobinHood Group was recently awarded will help low-income senior citizens obtain fresh fruit and vegetables. In late June, AARP Community Challenge and AARP South Carolina announced that the RobinHood Group was one of four recipients statewide of the AARP Community Challenge grant. The group is using the grant to provide farmers market stipends to residents over age 50 who work in a community garden and to provide FoodShare boxes to elderly residents in need. The window is now open to sign up for a FoodShare box as part of that grant. If you are an elderly resident in Union County, you could qualify for a free small produce box from FoodShare Union County. Call 864-427-1530 to register your household and select your pickup date. If you don’t qualify to receive a free box through the grant, produce boxes are available for sale, as well. A large produce box is $20 and a small box is $15. SNAP recipients can get a large produce box for $10 and a small one for $5.

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