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Savvy Senior: January 16, 2020

Food Assistance Programs Can Help Seniors in Need


January 16, 2020

Dear Savvy Senior,

I would like to find out if my 73-year-old aunt is eligible for food stamps or any other type of food assistance program. It seems that she has a difficult time affording enough food each month, and I would like to help if I can. What can you tell me?

Searching Niece

Dear Searching,

Sadly, millions of older Americans, like your aunt, struggle with food costs. According to a recent study by Feeding America, 5.5 million U.S. seniors age 60 and older are food insecure. Fortunately, there are several programs that may be able to help. Here’s what you should know.


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