Older adults can get $35 to shop at area farmers markets

By The Active Age | June 2, 2022

Adults 60 and older may be eligible for a program that provides checks to purchase food at farmers markets throughout the state.
The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is providing individuals who meet age and income requirements with $35 in checks to purchase locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from authorized farmers at local participating farmers markets through Nov. 1.
To be eligible to receive checks, the following criteria must be met:
Age: An individual must be 60 years old or older, or at least 55 years old and a member of an Indian Tribal Organization, on the day the money is issued.
Income level: The annual gross household income (before taxes are withheld) must be at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. For example, a household of one must have an annual gross income at or below $25,142, or a monthly gross income at or below $2,096.
Applications for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program are available at the Butler County Department on Aging, 2101 Dearborn, Ste 302 in Augusta; Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, 271 West 3rd St., Wichita; and the Harvey County Department on Aging, 800 N. Main St, Newton. Funds are limited and checks will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, contact your local distribution site Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5pm., at these numbers:
Butler County Department on Aging (316)775-0500
Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (1-855)-200-2372
Harvey County Department on Aging (316)284-6880

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