Sunflower Health Plan announces 2022 Sunflower Member Days in farmers markets

The program offers Medicaid members $ 10 in fresh produce in local markets

LENEX, Can., June 20, 2022 / PRNewswire / – As part of its ongoing commitment to health justice and tackling food insecurity, Sunflower Health Plan is once again sponsoring its members’ days this summer at local farmers markets to help its members everywhere Kansas afford fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sunflower Members’ Days will benefit people who have Medicaid coverage through Sunflower. Buyers will receive $ 10 in vouchers that you can use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables on market day.

“Over the last year, it has become more difficult for families to put nutritious food on their tables, and this can have a big impact on overall health,” he said. Michael Scotch, Chief Medical Officer of Sunflower. “Sunflower Member Days will provide support to families in need by helping them gain access to vital fresh fruits and vegetables.”

According to Feeding America, more than 350,000 Kanzans are facing starvation – approximately 120,000 of them children. Meanwhile, in fiscal 2021, the SNAP reached 200,300 Kansas residents – 1 in 15 people in the state – and almost 72% of SNAP participants are families with children.

The Farmer’s Market Initiative is part of Sunflower’s commitment to tackling the social determinants of health – issues such as food insecurity and lack of transport or housing – which can serve as barriers to better overall health. In response, Sunflower Member Days will help members afford healthier foods, promote healthy eating habits and support local producers.

Launch of Sunflower Members’ Days June 21 in Salina, Kansasand go through September 24as the last event is scheduled for Garden City, Kansas. Please find the full list of dates and places below:

JUNE 21: SALINA FARM MARKET
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
4 o’clock in the afternoon7 p.m.
1325 Cloud St., Salina, KS 67401

JULY 7: JUNCTION CITY FARM MARKET
Thursday, July 7, 2022
4 o’clock in the afternoon7 p.m.
JC Naz, 1025 S. Washington, Junction City, KS 66441

JULY 16: OLATHE FARM MARKET
Saturday, July 16, 2022
7:30 in the morning12 p.m.
Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd., Olate, KS 66061

JULY 21: IOLA / ALEN DISTRICT FARM MARKET
Thursday, July 212022
5:30 p.m.7 p.m.
Yola Square, Yola, KS 66749

AUGUST 6: TOPECA CENTER FARM MARKET
Saturday, August 6, 2022
7:30 in the morning12 p.m.
12th and Harrison, Topeka, KS 66612

AUGUST 20: KANSAS GROW UP! WITCHES FARM MARKET
Saturday, August 20, 2022
7 in the morning12 p.m.
K-State Research & Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st St., Wichita, KS 67205

AUGUST 27: KANSAS GROW UP! DERBY FARM MARKET
Saturday, August 27, 2022
8 o’clock in the morning12 p.m.
512 E. Madison Ave, Derby, KS 67037

SEPTEMBER 3: CENTER HAYES FARM MARKET
Saturday, September 3, 2022
7:30 in the morning11 o’clock in the morning
110 E. 10th St., Hayes, KS 67601

SEPTEMBER 10: MANHATTON FARM MARKET
Saturday, September 10, 2022
8 o’clock in the morning13 h
3rd and Leavenworth St., Manhattan, KS 66502

SEPTEMBER 24: CITY GARDEN FARM MARKET
Saturday, September 24, 2022
7 in the morning12 p.m.
1118 Fleming St., Garden City, KS 67846

About Sunflower Health Plan
Sunflower Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, is a managed care organization created to provide quality health care in the state. Kansas through local, regional and community-based resources. Sunflower is committed to improving the health of its beneficiaries through focused, compassionate and coordinated care in an approach based on the core belief that quality healthcare is best provided locally. For more information, please visit www.sunflowerhealthplan.com.

SOURCE Sunflower Health Plan

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