Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program funding available through Nov. 1st

      Posted On: June 7, 2018

According to Kansas’s 740 the Fan, “Low-income Kansas seniors may be eligible for a program that provides money to purchase fresh produce and honey at farmers markets throughout the state.

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from authorized farmers.

Checks are available in $5 increments from June 1 through Nov. 1, while funding lasts.

To be eligible, individuals must be 60 or older on the day the money is issued with a gross household income (before taxes are withheld) at or 185 percent of the federal poverty level or below. For example, a household of one must have an annual income at or below $22,459 or a monthly gross income at or below $1,872.

Applications are available starting Thursday at the Reno County Department of Aging, the Hutchinson Central and Turon Friendship Meal sites and Aging Projects, Inc. Seniors may apply on-site during normal business hours.

Funds are limited and benefits will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call the South Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center at (620) 442-0268.

The program is currently available in the following counties in The News coverage area: Barton, Ellsworth, Finney, Harvey, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Rice and Stafford.”