Low Income Seniors Receive Assistance In Buying Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Local low income seniors maybe eligible to receive checks to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Kansas Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program will provide low income seniors with $21 in benefits to use during the 2013 harvest season.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is collaborating with the Department for Children and Families and regional and local agencies on aging to identify and distribute the food checks to eligible seniors.

To be eligible to receive Senior Farmers' Market checks, seniors must meet the criteria below:

Age--person must be 60 years old or older on the day of issuance

Income level--individual annual gross income must fall at or below $21, 264 ($1,772/,month).

Has not received Senior Farmers' Market Checks in 2013. One packet of coupons per person per year.

Applications for the Kansas Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program for the counties of Douglas, Jefferson, and Shawnee are available at Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging at 2910 SW Topeka Blvd.

Seniors may apply for this program Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm until August 31. Applicants will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the program, call: Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging at (785) 235-1367.


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