The Food Assistance & Nutrition Program is a nutrition assistance program, which provides a Kansas Benefit card (plastic debit card) to eligible persons for use in purchasing food from local grocery stores. Complete information regarding Food Assistance eligibility can be obtained by contacting your nearest Department for Children and Families Office or by calling 1-888-369-4777. Any single individual or household group whose income and resources are low and who meet certain basic program requirements can qualify. Food Assistance is available to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, political beliefs, or handicaps. There are specific eligibility requirements in Kansas and in every state. You must work with the Department for Children and Families to apply and confirm your eligibility.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kansas and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with resources including a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with resources including a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,251 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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Apply online by going to the DCF Online Application website.
Paper copies must be submitted to your local Department for Children and Families office, which you can locate by using the Office Locator Map.