Senior Applicants


Currently two in three Kansans 60 and older eat one or more servings of fruits each day and, four in five eat one or more servings of vegetables each day. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables daily helps reduce the risk of the leading causes of illness and death, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program helps low-income seniors purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and local honey at farmers markets, roadside stands and farm stores.

Eligibility

To qualify, you must be at least 60 years of age, or 55 years of age and a member of an Indian Tribal Organization, and meet the following income guidelines.

Eligibility is determined by household size, but benefits are distributed individually, meaning any others in your household also meeting the age and income requirements may apply for and receive their own benefits.

Household Size

Annual Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1

$23,828

$1,986

$454

2

$32,227

$2,686

$620

3

$40,626

$3,386

$782

Each additional member

(+) $8,399

(+) $700

(+) $162

Income Eligibility Guidelines, July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

How to Apply

Do not wait! Benefits are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To complete an application, contact the local distribution agency in your area between June 1 and September 15, 2021, or until benefits are gone, whichever happens first.

Should you apply after September 15, 2021, or you are told benefits are no longer available, you will be added to a waitlist and contacted if additional farmers market benefits become available.

If you qualify

You will receive a booklet of seven (7) $5 checks for a one-time annual benefit of $35.00 to purchase eligible foods from authorized farmers.

Using Benefits

Follow these Check Use Instructions. Failure to follow these instructions may result in a loss of benefits.