Jared Kawatani, Hawaii Foodbank

Hawaii Foodbank - Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

Summary of Services:

The Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is designed to provide low-income kūpuna with access to locally-grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs. Every year, Hawaiʻi Foodbank partners with the State of Hawaiʻi Office of Community Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to organize the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Hawaiʻi’s SFMNP offers eligible seniors $50 worth of coupons (10 coupons valued at $5 each) to obtain eligible foods without charge from participating farmers, farmers’ markets and roadside stands that have been approved to accept SFMNP coupons. Through SFMNP, kūpuna are provided with nutritious foods as well as education to emphasize the relationship of proper nutrition to good health. Eligibility Requirements: The eligibility requirements to receive SFMNP benefits are as follows: Age: Participants must be at least 60 years of age. Income: Maximum household income of 185% or below of the US Federal Poverty Guidelines. Individual Household – $28,916 Two-Person Household – $38,961 Add $10,045 per additional household member Residency: Participants must be a resident of the State of Hawaiʻi and must reside in the county of the service area they apply to. Applicants must be certified to participate each year. There is a limited number of coupons that are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions About the Program?

Participation in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program requires advance registration. To see if you qualify or to register for the program, please contact Jared Kawatani, Community Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 808-954-7877.

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