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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

AgeOptions Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

When it comes to eating a healthy diet, millions of Americans 65 and over face a double whammy: their income is fixed, and their spending on food is consuming a larger portion of their budget. Nationally, adults 65 and older have an average annual income of $41,000, and they spend nearly $5,200 - or more than 12 percent - on food. Their friends just 10 years younger have a greater income (averaging $63,000 annually), and they spend less (10.6 percent) on groceries. AgeOptions, in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has joined a nationwide effort to support these older adults by helping them access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as...

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