SNAP Sign Up Days

      Posted On: January 28, 2016


FB SNAP Sign Up DaysPhoto Credit: Green City Market, Chicago, IL

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is hosting SNAP Sign Up Days to enroll more farmers markets and direct marketing farmers to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  SNAP authorization lets you reach a larger customer base, increases access to fresh produce for low-income Americans, and keeps dollars in your community. During a SNAP FM Sign-Up Day, market managers and farmers become SNAP-authorized on the spot. Once SNAP-authorization is complete, participants can also submit their application to receive Free SNAP EBT Equipment from FMC at the event. The day-long events will take place across the country.

Is there are Sign Up Day near you?

FMC is updating our events page as new Sign Up Days are scheduled here. If you don’t see an event near you, contact your Regional FNS representative to get one on the books. (See the list of representatives in below)

To get authorized at a SNAP FM Sign-Up Day all you need to bring is your:

  1. Social Security Card OR, for non-profits, Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  2. Driver’s license or other government photo ID
  3. W-9 form, if receiving equipment through FMC. (You can download a blank W9 form here (pdf), or use this site to e-sign a W9 online (link is external)

USDA FNS SNAP Regional Farmers Market Representatives

Northeast Regional Office (NERO)
Kevin Sawyer
Area: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT

Mid-Atlantic Regional Office (MARO)
Joni Garcia
Area: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, and WV

Southeast Regional Office (SERO)
Eugene Malveaux
Karen Powell
Area: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN

Southwest Regional Office (SWRO)
Catrina Kamau
Area: AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX

Midwest Regional Office (MWRO)
Scott Keller
EBT Program Specialist- SNAP
Area: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI

Mountain-Plains Regional Office (MPRO)
Zora Cobb
Area: CO, IA, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, SD, UT, and WY

Western Regional Office (WRO)
Andrew Naja-Riese
Megan Mason
Kacie O’Brien
Area: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, and WA