Farmers Market Food Assistance Available For Low-Income Kansas Seniors

May 29, 2017

Low-income seniors in Butler, Sedgwick and Harvey Counties could be eligible to receive food assistance at farmers markets throughout the state.

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides seniors who meet certain age and income requirements with a total of $30 in checks to spend at local farmers markets. Participants can use the money to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey produced in Kansas.

The program aims to help low-income seniors access fresh and nutritious food. It also helps support Kansas farmers markets, roadside stands, and Community Supported Agriculture programs.

Funding is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Benefits are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Funds can be used starting June 1. Applications are available at the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging in Wichita.

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