Low Income Assistance

NOTE: WIC FMNP Check Distribution begins today, Tuesday, July 17 at Noon.

SNAP, Healthy Families, Senior Nutrition and Fresh Match: Making it easier to get fresh, local, healthy foods.

SNAP (food stamps):

Use your SNAP (food stamps) benefits at the Salmon Creek Farmers’ Markets on Tuesdays and at the Farmers Market at Battle Ground Village on Thursdays with these easy steps:

  1. Visit the Info/EBT/debit booth
  2. Receive wooden tokens as “market money” when you swipe your EBT card
  3. Use your tokens to buy fresh, local, healthy foods

Remember that SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase non-food items, ready-to-eat foods or hot foods.  The Salmon Creek and Battle Ground Markets offer Fresh Match, a USDA-funded program that matches up to $5 of your EBT transaction with Fresh Match tokens, enabling you to buy additional fruits and vegetables.

 

Farmers Market Nutrition Program for WIC and Seniors:

The WIC and Seniors FMNP provide dollars to eligible seniors and to women with infants and children that can be used to buy produce at the Salmon Creek Farmers’ Market.  Look for the WIC & Senior Farmers Market “Checks Welcome Here” sign at farm vendors’ booths.  These vendors can accept FMNP checks.

You are eligible for FMNP WIC if you:

  • Live in Washington State
  • Are pregnant, a new mother, breastfeeding mother, with a child under 5 years of age
  • Meet the income guidelines

Call a WIC office to apply:  Vancouver 360-397-8459

You are eligible for FMNP Seniors if you:

  • Are age 60 or older
  • You are a resident of Washington State (with ID)
  • Meet the income guidelines

Call Meals on Wheels People to apply:  1-866-788-6325

WIC FMNP check distribution and Health Families support:

FMNP checks for WIC clients will be distributed by SeaMar Clinic at the Salmon Creek Legacy market on:

Tuesdays, July 17, July 31 and August 14, starting at 12 Noon at the entrance to the hospital.

FMNP checks for WIC clients will be distributed at the Farmers Market at Battle Ground Village on:

Thursdays, July 19, August 2 and August 16, starting at 3 p.m. in the Battle Ground Village.

The markets welcome Healthy Families from WSU Extension Services on these Tuesdays and Thursdays, offering free fresh produce to WIC check recipients, great recipes and nutritional advice.

 

 

 

One great market in two different locations!

Legacy Salmon Creek

Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2211 NE 139th St, Vancouver, WA 98686

Legacy Salmon Creek

Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Battle Ground Village

Thursdays 3 -7 p.m.

 819 SE 14th Loop, Battle Ground, WA 98604

Battle Ground Village

Thursdays 3- 7 p.m.