Fresh fruits and vegetables for seniors

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Posted 6/15/21

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a federally funded program administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, Farmers Market Authority Section. The SFMNP …

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Fresh fruits and vegetables for seniors

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The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a federally funded program administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, Farmers Market Authority Section. The SFMNP provides eligible seniors with $30 in vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from certified farmers at farmers markets and farm stands in the state of Alabama. Food benefits are available on a first come, first serve basis until available funds are committed. Don’t delay, complete an application today.

Eligibility:

Age — Must be 60 years of age or older on the day of application , AND

Income — Applicants’ gross household income must not exceed these limits:

$1,756 monthly for a household of one

$2,371 monthly for a household of two

Visit http://fma.alabama.gov/SeniorNutrition/ if you have more than two people in your household.

How to apply: Applicants must apply online on our website: http://fma.alabama.gov. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications over the phone or by mail. If you need assistance or do not have access to a computer, you may ask relative, friend, church member, etc., to complete the application for you with the information you provide. If approved, you will receive your vouchers by mail at the address given on your application.

Applicants must reapply every year!