Strategies for Increasing Access to Your Farm Fresh Foods
By Tracey Graham
There are several programs available that both increase access to fresh foods for low-income communities, and offer additional sources of income for marketers of food products in Kansas. In the document below, we define and discuss the following four food access programs:
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka Food Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamp Program)
• Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP)
• Women Infants and Children Program (WIC)
• Gleaning Programs, such as Society of St. Andrews (http://endhunger.org/kansas.htm)…
To learn more about how to tap into these programs for the benefit of your farm and your community, CLICK HERE to print or download the Kansas Rural Center’s Strategies for Increasing Food Access.
This document is an excerpt from Finding Your Niche, A Marketing Guide for Kansas Farms, published in January 2013 by the Kansas Rural Center. You may CLICK HERE to view the guide’s full Table of Contents and print or download other resource documents.
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