Key Takeaways

  • With funding from Walmart Foundation, NCOA is supporting 24 community-based organizations to enroll older adults into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

  • The Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative grantees will assist over 30,000 older adults to combat food insecurity.

NCOA's Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative is a national program that fights senior hunger by supporting efforts by community-based organizations and agencies to assist older adults (i.e., age 60 and over) in applying for and enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Our goal is to improve the economic security and health of low-income older adults by educating and enrolling them in SNAP, with a focus on reaching rural residents, women, and minorities, specifically Hispanics and African Americans.

With generous support from the Walmart Foundation, we have awarded $1.3 million in grant funding to 24 community-based organizations across America for SNAP outreach and application assistance efforts. In total, these organizations will help 30,000 older adults submit their SNAP applications.

NCOA provides strategic leadership, technical assistance, and training to help our broad network of partners use proven strategies to enroll older adults in SNAP.

NCOA SNAP Enrollment Initiative Partners

  • Agency on Aging of South Central CT (North Haven, CT)
  • Albany County Department for Aging (Albany, NY)
  • Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio (Toledo, OH)
  • Athens Community Council on Aging (Athens, GA)
  • Bristow Social Services (Bristow, OK)
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (Reno, NV)
  • Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (Springfield, MO)
  • Chicanos Por La Causa (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Dallas County Health & Human Services (Dallas, TX)
  • Elder Law of Michigan (Lansing, MI)
  • FeedMore WNY (Buffalo, NY)
  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank (Cleveland, OH)
  • Help Me Help You (Long Beach, CA)
  • HOPES Community Action Partnership Incorporated (Hoboken, NJ)
  • Human Resource Development Council, IX (Bozeman, MT)
  • Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (Knoxville, TN)
  • Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (Annandale, VA)
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (Montebello, CA)
  • Mission of Love Charities, Inc. (Capitol Heights, MD)
  • Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging (Hiawatha, KS)
  • ONEgeneration (Van Nuys, CA)
  • Piedmont Senior Resources (Farmville, VA)
  • South Alabama Regional Planning Commission (Mobile, AL)
  • Treasure Coast Food Bank (Fort Pierce, FL)

NCOA thanks the Walmart Foundation for their generous support of the Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative.