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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly known as the Food Stamp program—is a federally funded means-tested entitlement program that provides certain low-income individuals and families with a monthly benefit (an allotment) that they can use to buy the food they need to stay healthy. This detailed review of SNAP provides information regarding:

  • The background of the SNAP program.
  • How SNAP works.
  • The eligibility criteria—including income and resource tests and allowable deductions, as well as other eligibility criteria.
  • How much eligible households can receive.
  • And how you can help your clients.

Download our SNAP resource guide and find out all this information, and more!

Senior SNAP Enrollment Toolkit

Looking for more information about outreach strategies that have worked, sample materials, and facts about senior hunger? Look no further than our comprehensive Senior Hunger pages, and the Senior SNAP Enrollment Toolkit designed especially for professionals who work with older adults.

SNAP Outreach Tools

Now you can download senior SNAP outreach materials and tailor them for your state and organization. Visit our outreach page today!


Our SNAPshots fact sheets provide a more detailed look at specific aspects of SNAP as it relates to older adults. Check out:

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Looking for SNAP applications for your state? Visit our SNAP application portal to find applications in multiple languages.


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