February 27, 2024

Senior food box program to begin in Grant County

ULYSSES, KS, 10/11/2022 – The Kansas Food Bank and Grant County Health Department in Ulysses are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low income seniors.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will be available in Grant County to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements.  Distribution will start in November.

Interested seniors must fill out an application and provide the following:  proof of ID, proof of income (Social Security Statement) and proof of address.  Once approved, they will receive a monthly box. 

Income guidelines are as follows:

Household Size / Gross Income

1 – $1,473

2 – $1,984

3 – $2,495

4 – $3,007

5 – $3,518

6 – $4,029

Applications can be received via mail by calling the Kansas Food Bank at 316-265-3663. 

Food packages include a variety of foods, such as nonfat dry and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, cheese, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.

“We are very excited to start this program in Grant County to help provide more food for low income seniors” said Craig Hubbard, Food Security Coordinator at the Kansas Food Bank.  “This additional safety net will help ensure our seniors do not have to make hard choices between paying for food or paying for their medicine.”