Applications for Big Sandy Area Community Action Program’s annual Garden Seed Program will be taken on a first come, first serve basis April 2 – 6 at the BSACAP offices.

The Garden Seed Program offers qualifying low-income households $40 in vouchers to purchase seeds, plants, and fertilizer at local vendors so that area families can build a garden at their home.

“It’s a very simple program, but one that add tremendous value to the people we serve,” said Big Sandy Area Community Action Program Executive Director Mike Howell. “Our mission is to help low-income people become more self-sufficient, and the Garden Seed Program accomplishes that by helping people to get access to fresh and healthy food and lowering their grocery bill.”

To be eligible for the program, a household must:

  • Meet income eligibility guidelines
  • Provide proof of income from the previous month
  • Have the social security numbers for all household members
  • Bring a metered utility bill to verify their address

Applications will be taken 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., April 2-6, at the BSACAP offices.
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Last year, 376 households in the BSACAP service area of Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, and Pike counties received garden seed vouchers. Clients grow and maintain their gardens by themselves and are able to reap the fruits of their labor. Late in the summer. BSACAP will also host a workshop to help clients and the public to learn how to can, freeze, and preserve their produce.