Vendor Orientation Set for Thursday, May 16

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Topic: EPFM Vendor Orientation
Time: May 16, 2024 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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2024 Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Open NOW!

The 2024 Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) enrollment is open as of Monday, April 22, 2024!

The SFMNP provides low-income seniors with a new $80 card that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating King County farmers market locations. This one-time distribution increases access to local produce while supporting local farms. Funding for this program comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Washington State.

You can find this brochure translated into 13 additional languages on the website: https://www.agingkingcounty.org/what-we-do/healthy-aging/#sfmnp

When can I apply?

  • Application enrollment period is Monday, April 22 – Friday, May 24, 2024.

Who is eligible?

  • 60 years or older (Native American/Alaska Native 55+) by June 30, 2024
  • Live in King County
  • Income must be below 185% of Federal Poverty Level. That means:
    • $27,861 Annual or $2,322 Monthly Income for 1 person
    • $37,814 Annual or $3,151 Monthly Income for 2 people
    • For larger households, add $829 for each additional person

How to Apply  Online

  • Complete the online application form beginning April 22nd.
  • With their consent, you may complete the online form on a someone’s behalf.
  • Applicants can call Community Living Connections at 1-844-348-5464 or 206-962-8467 for assistance to enroll online.

How to Apply – Paper

  • Paper applications can be downloaded from the website beginning April 22.
  • Mail application to: Seattle Farmers Market Nutrition Program, 140 Lakeside Ave, Suite A-180, Seattle, WA 98122.
  • Applications must be post marked by Friday, May 24, 2024.

***Please do not apply more than once (by paper or online)! Duplicate applications will be removed.***

Where can I find information?

When will I receive my card?

Cards (one per eligible person) will be mailed to the selected applicants in July.

 What’s new this year?

Please note:

This program is for seniors that live in King County. Seniors residing in other areas in Washington will need to contact the Area Agency on Aging in SFMNP Provider Local Contacts (MSWord doc) to apply.

Each county establishes their own specific enrollment process and dates to enroll; please request program details. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program has statewide program information listed on the DSHS SFMNP Provider Local Contacts (MSWord doc).

Questions? Contact:
Sarah Barkman, MSW
Sr Grants and Contracts Specialist, Aging and Disability Services
City of Seattle, Human Services Department
C: 206.348.0234 | F: 206.684.0689 | sarah.barkman@seattle.gov

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