Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Provides low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs.

Research: Geography Doesn’t Determine Senior Hunger; Economics and Race Do

In 2019, 5.2 million Americans age 60 and over were food insecure, and 1.9 million seniors had very low food security.

As We Near a Half Century of Senior Nutrition Programs, a Healthy Helping of Gratitude

Forty-nine years ago today, Congress added senior nutrition programs to the Older Americans Act, ushering in a new era of federal commitment to food security for our nation’s seniors. This is not to say that no older Americans go undernourished now.

SNAP Helps Millions of Low-Income Seniors

SNAP provides 4.8 million seniors with resources to afford an adequate diet. This represents 11 percent of all SNAP recipients in 2015.