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Food Assistance for Older Adults

Senior hunger affects millions of older adults, but food assistance benefits can help make food affordable. Learn more about SNAP for seniors and other programs that fight hunger and promote nutrition.

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Getting Started with SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, helps nearly 5 million older Americans afford food at their local markets. Learn more about SNAP and the information you or a loved one will need to find out if you're eligible.

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