The Old Capistrano Certified Farmers Market is proud to offer SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program!
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. In 2015, it helped more than 45 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet in a typical month. For recipients to apply call: 1-800-221-5689 or go to http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/foodstamps/
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the USDA for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/pages/default.aspx
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) awards grants to States, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs. https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/seniorfarmersmrktnutritionprgm/
Today, more than ever, many families are really struggling. Lost homes, unemployment, etc. You still need to feed your family. We now have EBT (Food Stamps) capabilities.
Just bring your EBT card to our information booth and we can swipe your card in exchange for Farmer’s Market wooden tokens to spend at vendor stalls.