Food and Nutrition Programs

 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

 

TEFAP provides free food to low income households throughout Kansas. The foods may include canned vegetables, fruit, juice, meat, cereal, peanut butter, nonfat dry milk, and pasta.  Each shipment provides a minimum of four and a maximum of ten foods per household.

 

Persons who work, but have low income, as well as those who do not work are eligible for this program.  Persons must apply in their home county, provide their income amount and household size and provide proof (if asked), they must live in Kansas and must sign a form stating they qualify for the program. 

 

Persons may pick up food at only one location in their community.  Contact the ECKAN Community Center located in the county in which you live.

 

Below are the maximum gross monthly income guidelines for TEFAP.

 

Effective May 1, 2011

 

Household Size
Maximum Income
1
$1,180
2
$1,594
3
$2,008
4
$2,422
5
$2,836
6
$3,249
7
$3,663
8
*$4,077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*For each additional family member add $414.

 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

For additional information on TEFAP, please contact an ECKAN community center or check out the United States Department of Agrigulture's Emergency Food Assistance Program.

 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

 

The following guidelines apply to Persons 60 Years of Age or Older who participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

 

Eligibility is based on the total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of an individual's household. Individuals qualify for USDA-donated foods to supplement the individual's dietary needs if their total household income is equal to or less than the figures provided in the table below.

 

These guidelines are based on 130% of the federal poverty guidelines and are effective January 20, 2011.

 

Household Size
No. of Household Members
Annual Income
Monthly Income
Weekly Income
1
$14,157
$1,180
$272
2
$19,123
$1,594
$368
3
$24,089
$2,007
$463
4
$29,055
$2,421
$559
5
$34,021
$2,835
$654
6
$38,987
$3,249
$750
7
$43,953
$3,663
$845
8
$48,919
$4,077
$941
For Each Additional Family Member, Add
+$4,966
+$414
+$96

 

For additional information on CSFP, please contact an ECKAN community center or check out the United States Department of Agrigulture's Commodity Supplemental Food Programs.