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KDADS Encourages Kansans to Make a Tax Time Contribution to Support Senior Nutrition Programs

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2024

For more information, contact:
Cara Sloan-Ramos

Topeka – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is encouraging Kansas taxpayers to remember older adults in the state when they file their 2023 income tax returns by contributing to Senior Nutrition Programs like Meals on Wheels.

“Aging nutrition programs provide more than a healthy home-delivered meal option for thousands of Kansans at high nutritional risk; the provide important safety checks that enable older Kansans and the disabled to remain in their homes,” KDADS Nutrition and Health Promotion Program Manager Gabrielle Risley, MPH, RD, LD said. “We are fortunate to have so many Kansans supporting our program, and your contribution helps further enhance and expand the services we provide in Kansas and the connections we make in communities.”

Kansas taxpayers will find a check-off on state income tax forms that allows for a monetary contribution  used solely for the purpose of providing meals to homebound older adults and people with disabilities in our communities through the federal program that is part of the Older Americans Act.

The tax check-off on your tax form is authorized by Kansas Statute 79-3221g:

(a) For all tax years commencing after December 31, 2001, each Kansas state individual income tax return form shall contain a designation as follows:

Senior Citizen Meals on Wheels Contribution Program. Check if you wish to donate, in addition to your tax liability, or designate from your refund ___$1, ___$5, ___$10, or $_____.

Contributions of less than $1 cannot be credited to the program.

In 2021, this tax checkoff provided $92,401 to the Senior Nutrition Program and more than 3 million meals were provided in Kansas.

To volunteer to help with the home-delivered meal program and for information in your community, call 855-200-ADRC (2372).