Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Over 800,000 seniors receive SFMNP benefits each year.

Over 800,000 seniors receive SFMNP benefits each year.

The Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is designed to provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs

SFMNP Serves
  • Low-income seniors, generally defined as individuals who are at least 60 years old and who have household incomes of not more than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
Common Locations
  • Senior Centers
  • Senior Housing
About SFMNP Program

FNS awards grants to states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments. The Program is administered by state agencies such as a state Department of Agriculture or Aging.

The Farm Bill provides Federal funding for the Program. Federal funds support 100 percent of the food costs and 90 percent of the administrative costs of the program.

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