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Food and Farm Council of Riley County and City of Manhattan

Healthy Food Prescription Program

A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Pathways to a Healthy Kansas implementation grant that allowed the Food and Farm Council to build a creative solution to increase fruit and vegetable consumption for food insecure individuals and families. The program, “Eat Your Colors”, provides food insecurity screening, shop/store/eat produce education, and offers high risk households $25 produce vouchers that can be redeemed at Hy-Vee or the Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan.

Food Prescription Program Partners:

  • Cats’ Cupboard: The K-State Food Pantry

  • Konza Prairie Community Health Center of Manhattan

  • Lafene Health Center - Kansas State University

  • Pawnee Mental Health Adult Rehabilitation Program

  • Riley County Maternal and Child Health

  • Riley County Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Services

Food Prescription Program Match Support

  • Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan

  • Hy-Vee

Healthy Food Prescription Program


Over 450 produce vouchers have been provided through 6 partner agencies to families in need.


“I’ve gained confidence in attending and utilizing the farmers market because of this program and the chance to buy produce beyond what fit in my budget. “

Pawnee Adult Rehabilitation Program Client

“The voucher program is a great way to get more fruits and vegetables into the homes of food insecure and vulnerable populations – at WIC that would be the pregnant women we serve and their families. We love that this partnership and program also supports local producers and the local food system economy.” 

Cathy Jones RD LD IBCLC  WIC Nutritionist and Breastfeeding Coordinator

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