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Kansas
Profile of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs
Demographics, Poverty, and Food Insecurity
Population (2019)
Value
Total People
2,913,314
Children (Under Age 18)
700,250
Income and Poverty (2018)
Value
Median Household Income
$58,218
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
31
Total People Living In Poverty
338,175
Poverty Rate
12.0%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
31
Children (Under Age 18) Living In Poverty
103,210
Child Poverty Rate
14.9%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
31
Total People Living Below 185% of Federal Poverty Level
767,897
Food Insecurity and Food Hardship
Value
Number of Households that are Food Insecure (2016–2018, 3-year average)
160,080
Percent of Households that are Food Insecure (2016-2018, 3-year average)
13.8%
Number of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2016–2018, 3-year average)
71,920
Percent of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2016–2018, 3-year average)
6.2%
Percent of Households Struggling Against Food Hardship (2016-2017, 2-year average)
11.8%
Federal Nutrition Programs
School Breakfast Program (School Year 2018–2019)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
123,685
Free and Reduced-Price Students
99,046
Paid Students
24,639
Change in Free and Reduced-Price Participation in Last 10 Years
30.6%
Free and Reduced-Price Students Participating in School Breakfast per 100 in School Lunch
52.1
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
38
Additional Free and Reduced-Price Students Served if Reached School Breakfast to Lunch Ratio of 70:100
33,955
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Participation Ratio Reached 70:100
$9,862,835
Number of Schools Participating
1,423
Schools Offering School Breakfast per 100 Offering School Lunch
93.7
Federal Funding for School Breakfast
$31,698,172
School Breakfast Mandate in State Law (Yes/No)
Yes
National School Lunch Program (School Year 2018–2019)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
331,031
Free and Reduced-Price Students
190,002
Paid Students
141,029
Number of Schools Participating
1,519
Federal Funding for School Lunch
$106,106,405
Summer Nutrition Participation (July 2018)
Value
Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in July
17,154
July Summer Food Service Participation
15,962
July National School Lunch Participation in Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
1,193
Change in Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in Last 10 Years
64.6%
Summer Nutrition Participation as a Ratio to Regular Year Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Participation
9.5
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
39
Additional Low-Income Children Served if Reached Ratio of 40:100
54,739
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Reached Ratio of 40:100
$4,434,293
Number of Summer Food Service Sponsors
142
Number of Summer Food Service Sites
537
Federal Funding for Summer Food Service Program
$4,284,217
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 2019)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
48,536
Women
11,125
Infants
12,002
Children
25,410
Change in Average Monthly Participation in the last 10 Years (FY 2009–FY 2019)
-37.0%
Federal Funding for WIC
$42,892,173
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) (FY 2019)
Value
Number of Participating Family Child Care Homes
2,452
Family Child Care Home Average Daily Participation of Children
21,039
Change in Family Child Care Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
-19.1%
Number of Participating Child Care Centers (Includes Head Start)
637
Child Care Center Average Daily Participation of Children (Includes Head Start)
27,177
Change in Center Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
28.4%
Federal Funding for CACFP
$28,428,368
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) (FY 2018)
Value
Federal Entitlement Funding
$1,722,453
Federal Bonus Commodity Funding
$2,405,551
Administrative Funding
$628,599
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) (FY 2018)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
5,653
Federal Funding for CSFP
$1,851,953
State Economic Security Policies
Minimum Wage (2020)
Value
State Minimum Wage
$7.25
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (2020)
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