If you are needing assistance, here is a list or state resources/agencies that may be of help to you and the service that they provide.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) This program will provide nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of low-income individuals and families helping them afford the food they need to eat. This website has links at the top of the page to apply for assistance. http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/pages/food/foodassistance.aspx
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Healthy foods and services to low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5. Find out how to apply by using this website http://www.kansaswic.org/families.
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) has free USDA commodities to those who are in need. http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/Pages/USDA-Commodity-Programs/Emergency-Food-Assistance-Program-(TEFAP).aspx is the link to find a site near you.
- Summer Food Service Program, provides free nutritious meals and snacks to all children 18 years old and under at approved summer food service program sites when school is not in session.
- Senior Nutrition and Resources, provides prepared meals for eligible seniors through various settings such as congregate meal sites, home delivery or grab and go locations. Contact area agency on aging for a site near you.
- Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), monthly financial support to qualifying low-income families with children to help them pay for basic needs, including utilities, diapers and transportation. https://cssp.kees.ks.gov/apspssp/sspNonMed.portal
- Hero Relief Fund provides childcare subsidies for essential workers who have countable gross income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. http://ksherorelief.com/
- Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments, tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments
- Kansas Works, assists individuals who have lost a job, been laid off or are seeing employment. https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/
- Unemployment Insurance, for those not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19. https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx
- Evictions or Foreclosure Protection, Executive Order 20-10 issued by Governor Kelly, temporarily prohibiting certain foreclosures and evictions in Kansas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This protection extends until May 1, 2020 or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency expires, whichever is earlier.
By: Brenda Langdon