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Kansas
Profile of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs
Demographics, Poverty, and Food Insecurity
Population (2018)
Value
Total People
2,911,505
Children (Under Age 18)
705,961
Income and Poverty (2017)
Value
Median Household Income
$56,422
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
31
Total People Living In Poverty
336,487
Poverty Rate
11.9%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
31
Children (Under Age 18) Living In Poverty
103,689
Child Poverty Rate
14.8%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
32
Total People Living Below 185% of Federal Poverty Level
775,742
Food Insecurity and Food Hardship
Value
Number of Households that are Food Insecure (2015–2017, 3-year average)
158,004
Percent of Households that are Food Insecure (2015-2017, 3-year average)
13.3%
Number of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2015–2017, 3-year average)
66,528
Percent of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2015–2017, 3-year average)
5.6%
Percent of Households Struggling Against Food Hardship (2016-2017, 2-year average)
11.8%
Federal Nutrition Programs
School Breakfast Program (School Year 2017–2018)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
118,472
Free and Reduced-Price Students
96,866
Paid Students
21,606
Change in Free and Reduced-Price Participation in Last 10 Years
36.4%
Free and Reduced-Price Students Participating in School Breakfast per 100 in School Lunch
50.0
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
42
Additional Free and Reduced-Price Students Served if Reached School Breakfast to Lunch Ratio of 70:100
38,856
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Participation Ratio Reached 70:100
$10,891,396
Number of Schools Participating
1,267
Schools Offering School Breakfast per 100 Offering School Lunch
93.6
Federal Funding for School Breakfast
$31,836,872
School Breakfast Mandate in State Law (Yes/No)
Yes
National School Lunch Program (School Year 2017–2018)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
333,156
Free and Reduced-Price Students
193,888
Paid Students
139,268
Number of Schools Participating
1,353
Federal Funding for School Lunch
$106,596,257
Summer Nutrition Participation (July 2017)
Value
Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in July
17,637
July Summer Food Service Participation
16,470
July National School Lunch Participation in Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
1,166
Change in Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in Last 10 Years
0.0%
Summer Nutrition Participation as a Ratio to Regular Year Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Participation
9.6
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
40
Additional Low-Income Children Served if Reached Ratio of 40:100
55,906
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Reached Ratio of 40:100
$4,215,345
Number of Summer Food Service Sponsors
132
Number of Summer Food Service Sites
509
Federal Funding for Summer Food Service Program
$4,206,621
SNAP/Food Stamp Program
Value
Average Monthly Participation (Individuals) (FY 2018)
217,420
Change in Participation in Last 5 Years (FY 2013–FY 2018)
-31.4%
Average Monthly Benefit per Person (FY 2018)
$113
Participation Rate of Eligible Persons (FY 2016)
77.0%
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
41
Participation Rate of Eligible Working Poor (FY 2016)
74.0%
Program Access Index (PAI) - Ratio of SNAP Participants to Low-Income Population (CY 2017)
49.8%
Annual Federal Funding for SNAP/Food Stamps (FY 2018)
$24,461,666
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (FY 2018)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
50,589
Women
11,768
Infants
12,437
Children
26,384
Change in Average Monthly Participation in the last 10 Years (FY 2008–FY 2018)
-30.9%
Federal Funding for WIC
$40,533,121
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) (FY 2017)
Value
Number of Participating Family Child Care Homes
2,848
Family Child Care Home Average Daily Participation of Children
22,691
Change in Family Child Care Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
-5.6%
Number of Participating Child Care Centers (Includes Head Start)
581
Child Care Center Average Daily Participation of Children (Includes Head Start)
24,688
Change in Center Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
7.1%
Federal Funding for CACFP
$34,285,892
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) (FY 2017)
Value
Federal Entitlement Funding
$2,066,551
Federal Bonus Commodity Funding
$1,982,577
Administrative Funding
$683,651
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) (FY 2017)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
5,261
Federal Funding for CSFP
$1,579,005
State Economic Security Policies
Minimum Wage (2019)
Value
State Minimum Wage
$7.25
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (2018)
Value
State EITC (Yes/No)
Yes
Refundable (Yes/No)
Yes
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Value
Average Monthly Participation (FY 2018)
4,317
Adults
1,714
Children
2,603
Maximum TANF Benefit, Single-Parent Family of Three (FY 2018)
$429
Federal and State Funding for Cash Assistance (FY 2017)
$13,919,918