Seniors and Nutrition

Senior Pantry Client

Seniors experiencing hunger are likely not getting the nutrition they need to stay healthy leading to a variety of health problems including lower cognitive functioning, an increased chance of being hospitalized, and a weakened immune system. SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) is a greatly underutilized resource among seniors in need of food assistance. Historically, seniors have been the most under-served population nationwide. Just 1 in 3 seniors likely to qualify for SNAP participates in the program.

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