Any adult who is enrolled and taking at least six credits (half time) in an institution of higher education is ineligible to receive Basic Food unless they meet one of the exemptions (some listed below):

  • Are under 18 or over 50 years of age
  • Are employed and working at least 80 hours each month or average 20 hours per week.
  • Are self-employed and working an average of 20 hours each week and earn an amount at least equal to federal minimum wage.
  • Are responsible for at least half of the care for a dependent

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