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The FMNP was established by Congress in 1992, to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers markets.
FMNP Serves
  • Women
  • Infants over 4 months old
  • Children 1 to 5 years of age

FMNP serves the participant categories above that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits. State agencies may provide benefits to some or all of these participant categories.

Common Locations:
  • Farmers
  • Farmers Markets
  • Roadside Stands

FMNP currently operates in 49 states. Check to see if your state operates a WIC FMNP.

About the WIC FMNP

FNS awards grants to states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs). The program is administered by state agencies such as state agriculture departments, health departments or ITOs.

Congress appropriates funding annually for the administration of the FMNP. Federal funds support 100 percent of the food costs and 70 percent of the administrative costs of the program.

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USDA's Focus on Nutrition Security

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is working to ensure all communities have access to foods that support good health and well-being. Watch our video, which highlights how FNS nutrition assistance programs help all Americans thrive.

Page updated: July 01, 2024