SFMNPSeniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program
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In addition, about 30% of those registered also reached the age threshold to receive SFMNP vouchers, making supply and demand a contentious factor when it came to getting fresh and local food on the plates of every eligible low-income resident.
Finally, the 2002 bill provided statutory authority and mandatory funding for the SFMNP, under which low-income seniors receive vouchers that they may redeem at farmers' markets and roadside stands for fresh fruit and vegetables, like a similar program for WIC recipients.
A proposed change in the SFMNP is likely to be a provision barring the use of SFMNP funds to pay sales taxes, coupled with a rule disregarding the value of SFMNP benefits as financial resources for tax and public assistance purposes.