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By Rafael Garcia Topeka Capital Journal - cjonline      July 24, 2023 After the end of a pandemic waiver that allowed all children in the U.S. to eat free school lunches, many Kansas schools are finding a way to keep feeding all of their students — all for free.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. You can see a video about the program here.
  As you may know, Kansas Legal Services is part of the national legal aid movement that was born in the War on Poverty in the early 1960s.  KLS grew out of the movement that believed everyone deserved equal access to justice, without regard to their ability to pay for services. The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) has a film about the history of civil legal aid in the United States on their website.
You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or more commonly known as foodstamps.  This website, 
Are you eligible for food stamps, child care subsidy, health insurance from the government?  To apply for SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits, TANF (cash assistance), Child Care Subsidy, find the application here.  You do not need to be eligible for or want all these benefits. One application is considered for all these programs. Both English and Spanish versions of the application are available.
In Kansas, the Department for Children and Familiy Services administers the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Read about it here.  Another good resource is GrowStrongKansas

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