SNAP & SENIOR PROGRAMS
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
SNAP enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. SNAP recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores and participating Farmers' Markets.
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SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
"The Oklahoma Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) offers low-income older citizens an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers.
In addition to offering nutritious foods, the program supports local economies by increasing the use of farmers' markets.
DHS is able to offer EBT cards to seniors who qualify based on certain income eligibility requirements. DHS SNAP Services partners with local community organizations to distribute applications to potential senior participants. Seniors then fill out the applications and return them to either the local community organization or DHS SNAP Program.
Once the applications are approved, SFMNP-EBT cards are issued to the participants. The participants are then able to visit a participating famer's market with the card to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs."
The SFMNP season begins each year on April 1st and ends on November 1st. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will again make available a limited number of Senior Farmers’ Market Voucher Program applications for eligible low-income seniors age 60 and older. The program currently operates in Adair, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Johnston, Logan, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Pottawatomie, Stephens, and Tulsa counties.
A limited number of applications are available and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT Oklahoma Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
Contact: Cari Crittenden, 405-521-4089