Food Assistance Programs

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Food Assistance Programs 2017-05-19T00:02:21+00:00

WIC

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) was established to provide fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ markets. Women, infants (over 4 months old) and children that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits or who are on a waiting list for WIC certification are eligible to participate in the WIC FMNP. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs may be purchased with FMNP coupons.

Checks are distributed June through September to participants, who redeem their checks for Washington-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs through October 31st. Authorized growers accept the checks, stamp them with their ID, and cash them at the bank.

For growers who wish to become eligible to accept WIC FMNP vouchers, visit the program website and scroll down to the “Resources for Growers” section.

Senior Assistance

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs.

SNAP/EBT

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called Basic Food in Washington, helps low income people make ends meet by providing monthly benefits to buy food.

Port Susan Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT payments.  Visit the market booth to redeem your benefits for tokens.