BOCC renews contracts for CHAMPSS nutrition program
On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the issuance of contracts with Hy-Vee and IHOP, to provide nutritious meals for older adults through Aging and Human Services' CHAMPSS program.
The contracts for the CHAMPSS program, short for Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors, are for an annual amount not to exceed $600,000.
“We are excited to be able to continue our partnerships with Hy-Vee and IHOP in providing the CHAMPSS program, which helps ensures our residents have access to nutritious meals. It is an important service that has been happening since 2008,” said Director Tim Wholf.
CHAMPSS is offered by the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging for adults 60 years and older. The program is supported by federal funds through the Older Americans Act and by donations.
Meals through CHAMPSS are offered at eight Hy-Vee stores in Johnson County. In July 2022, the program expanded to IHOP restaurants in Shawnee, Overland Park and Olathe. Currently, more than 2,400 residents participate in the program.