supplemental nutrition assistance program

As our nation’s largest anti-hunger program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is especially important alongside rising food prices, which are hitting low-income people hardest.
An older man wearing a protective face mask chooses a shopping cart at the supermarket
SNAP, formerly "food stamps," needs additional investments and flexibility to respond to the pandemic.
Depressed Senior Adult Man With Stacks of Papers and Envelopes
A proposed rule would disproportionately impact SNAP households with seniors.
A proposed rule could harm older Americans' health and financial security
As the U.S. population ages and SNAP faces the prospect of changes that could affect the future of the program, it becomes all the more important to examine the dynamics around this large segment of SNAP users. AARP Public Policy Institute’s recently released fact sheet takes a closer look at SNAP households with older adults.
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