Open enrollment for 2024 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program begins February 15th
The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) starting Thursday, Feb. 15.
The program, overseen by the state’s Women, Infants and Children program (WIC), provides income-eligible seniors and elders a shopper card with a one-time annual benefit of up to $100 to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands statewide. Visit SFMNP for a list of locations. WIC operates the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program in addition to the Farmers Market Nutrition Program for families eligible for WIC services.
To qualify for the SFMNP, Native American elders (adults 55 and older) and Non-Native American senior adults (60 and older) who live in New Mexico, need to apply for the program to determine eligibility based on household size and individual senior income. First-time applicants are welcome and previous applicants must reapply to confirm they are still eligible for the benefits.
This year, seniors have, for the first time, the option to apply online at shopper.soliportal.com. Paper applications are still available at any DOH public health office, specifically at the WIC front counter, as well as local senior centers, AAA and AARP offices statewide.
For more information call (505) 469-0548, (505) 487-0904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post is an excerpt from New Mexico Department of Health’s new release on February 8, 2024, Open enrollment for 2024 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program begins February 15th.