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Millions of older adults are eligible for food assistance from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but not enrolled. Get tools to educate older adults about SNAP and help them apply to receive this benefit.

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If you or a loved one is interested or applied for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), sign up for application updates via texts.

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