Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program June 21 - September 30, 2017

The Hawaii Foodbank will be distributing a limited number of Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program voucher booklets worth $50.00 at partner locations around the island. Our goal is to provide fresh and locally-grown fruits and vegetables for our seniors.  Vouchers are redeemable with certified vendors at various farmers’ markets from 6/21-9/30/17.

SFMNP Qualifications & Procedures

The Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with eligible fresh produce with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status. An application must be completed for each person in the household that qualifies for SFMNP benefits. Applicants must be certified to participate each year. The number of participants is limited on a first come, first served basis. You can apply only once by going to a site or by mail.

Recipients must be 60 years of age or older AND have a household annual income of less than $25,290 for single person or $34,096 for a couple.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO ACCESS THE 2017 SFMNP APPLICATION & CALENDAR:

SFMNP 2017 Application Form 
SFMNP 2017 Calendar
 

Please print clearly and bring the completed application to the site of your choice OR mail completed application to:


The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Office of Community Services
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 420
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program 2017 Application & Calendar

SFMNP Information

The Hawaii Foodbank, in partnership with the State Office of Community Services and the United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service, organized the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Our goal is to provide low-income seniors with fresh fruits and vegetables, increase awareness of the benefits of a healthy, well-balanced diet and stimulate Hawaii’s economy through local farmers markets.

People targeted for this program were Hawaii residents:
• 60 years or older
• At or below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii
• Disabled individuals 60 years and under


Vouchers are given to seniors with low income levels to provide greater affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

In fiscal year 2016, our Foodbank and partners provided 3,959 seniors/the disabled with vouchers valued at $197,950 to purchase fresh produce through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Mahalo to our agencies for their help in certifying the elderly and disabled and providing language interpreters to explain the process throughout.

SFMNP is sponsored by the Hawaii Foodbank, Hawaii State Office of Community Services and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Questions?

Please contact the agency affiliations assistant, Kimberlee Aiu.
Email: kimberlee@hawaiifoodbank.org
Phone: (808) 954-7877