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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Helping seniors access SNAP

In an average month in 2012 more than 4 million Americans age 60 or older participated in SNAP, with an average monthly benefit of $119 for those living alone. With at least 1 in 11 seniors struggling against hunger, increasing access to SNAP can make a huge difference for millions of households with limited resources.  With this imperative in mind, the Food Research Action Council and AARP Foundation have published a digital toolkit that provides best practices for connecting older adults to SNAP. The toolkit,“Combating Food Insecurity: Tools for Helping Older Americans Access SNAP,” offers practical tips and examples to help organizations of all sizes address food insecurity in all types of communities.  

Source: Food Research Action Council, 10/16/14, SNAP for Seniors