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Farmers market nutrition program available to low-income senior citizens

City Press Releases

June 3, 2024

PITTSBURG, KS – Low-income Kansas senior citizens may be eligible for a program that provides checks to purchase fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables and honey at farmers markets in selected counties throughout the state.

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $50 in checks to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from authorized farmers at local participating farmers markets, June 1 through Sept 30, 2024. Checks are available in $5 increments.

To be eligible to receive KSFMNP checks, the following criteria must be met:

1. Age: A senior must be 60 years old or older on the day the money is issued.

2. Income level: A senior’s annual gross household income (before taxes are withheld) must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. For example, a household of one must have an annual gross income at or below $27,861 or a monthly gross income at or below $2,322.

Applications for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will be available starting on June 3rd at the Pittsburg Public Housing Authority located at 101 N Pine St. Seniors may apply on-site from Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm (our office is closed between 12pm and 1pm for lunch). Seniors will need to present a valid ID. Funds are limited and benefits will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, call Pittsburg Public Housing Authority at 620-232-1210.


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