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Farmers Market Nutrition Program Cooperating Agencies

Mississippi Department of Health / WIC Program

A key element of the FMNP effort is the cooperative partnership between each state’s department of health and, in many cases, its department of agriculture. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce (MDAC) and the Mississippi Department of Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program cooperate to make the FMNP a success.

For the purposes of the WIC FMNP, the WIC Program performs the following:

  • Consult with MDAC on the targeted counties in which FMNP could be offered
  • Consult with MDAC on the preparation of the FMNP application
  • Schedule joint training with MDAC for MSDH and local staff who will participate in the delivery of the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
  • Certify the eligibility of targeted WIC clients for the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
  • Provide WIC clients receiving FMNP benefits with annual surveys about their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Make FMNP-related materials available to targeted WIC clients.
  • Receive and forward complaints regarding FMNP to MDAC
  • At the conclusion of WIC nutrition education classes, provide instruction on the use of FMNP checks
  • Record the issuance of FMNP checks to participating WIC clients,
  • Notify MDAC of any checks reported lost, stolen, or voided, and return voided/unusable checks to MDAC

For more information regarding the WIC Program contact 601.991.6000.

SENIOR FMNP COOPERATING AGENCIES/AREA AGENCIES ON AGING

The Mississippi Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (MFMNP) is a partnership of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MSDH) Aging and Adult Services Division, along with regional Area Agencies on Aging.

Activities performed by the Area Agencies on Aging include:

  • Issue and distribute sets of checks to eligible seniors enrolled in home feeding delivery programs, congregate meal site participants, Medicaid waiver program participants, Commodity Supplemental Food program participants, and others eligible to receive based on availability.
  • Make SFMNP-related materials available to targeted senior clients.
  • Receive and forward complaints regarding the SFMNP to MDAC
  • At the conclusion of nutrition education classes, interaction and provide instruction on the use of SFMNP checks
  • Record the delivery of SFMNP checks to participating senior recipients,
  • Notify MDAC of any checks reported lost, stolen, or voided, and return voided/unusable checks to MDAC
  • Provide eligible elderly clients receiving SFMNP benefits with annual surveys about their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables

For more information regarding the Area Agencies on Aging:

Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Copiah and Yazoo Counties
Central Mississippi AAA
Phone: 601.981.1511
Phone: 1.800.315.3103

Attala, Carroll, Holmes and Leflore Counties
North Central AAA
Phone: 662.283.2675
Phone: 1.888.427.0714

Harrison and Jackson Counties
Southern Mississippi AAA
Phone: 228.868.2311
Phone: 1.800.444.8014

Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pike and Walthall Counties
Southwest Mississippi AAA
Phone: 601.446.6044
Phone: 1.800.338.2049

Desoto, Panola, and Tate Counties
North Delta AAA
Phone: 662.561.4100
Phone: 1.800.844.2433

Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties
Golden Triangle
Phone: 662.324.7860
Phone: 1.888.324.9000

Lauderdale and Neshoba Counties
East Central Mississippi AAA
Phone: 601.683.2401
Phone: 1.800.264.2007

Forrest and Jones Counties
Pinebelt Association for Families
Phone: 601.582.0909

Lafayette County
Three Rivers AAA
Phone: 662.489.2415
Phone: 1.877.489.6911

Benton, Marshall and Alcorn Counties
Northeast Mississippi AAA
Phone: 662.728.7038
Phone: 1.800.745.6961

The Mississippi FMNP is further strengthened by joint efforts of the Cooperative Extension Service of Mississippi State University and the Cooperative Extension Program of Alcorn State University. These agencies assist with nutrition education and providing technical assistance to small farmers and participating farmers’ markets.

These agencies also assist in sharing information about the program to Mississippi producers, WIC participants, community leaders, and other local organizations.

CONTACT
Purvie Green, Program Coordinator
Purvie@mdac.ms.gov
P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone: 601.359.1100

Contact:
Purvie Green, Program Coordinator
Purvie@mdac.ms.gov
P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone: 601.359.1100