• Older Americans Act (OAA) – “The 2016 OAA Act reauthorizes programs for fiscal year (FY) 2017 through FY 2019. It includes provisions that aim to protect vulnerable elders by strengthening the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and elder abuse screening and prevention efforts. It also promotes the delivery of evidence-based programs, such as falls prevention and chronic disease self-management programs.” – Administration for Community Living
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – “SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.” – USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
  • Meals on Wheels America – “Meals on Wheels America operates in virtually every community in America through our network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. While the diversity of each program’s services and operations may vary based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.” – Meals and Wheels America
  • Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) – “The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) awards grants to States, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs.” – USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) – “The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.” – USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – “The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.” – USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
  • USDA State Food Distribution Websites (FDD) – Links to websites maintained by State Distributing Agencies for their Food Distribution Programs.
  • Feeding America – The mission of Feeding America is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.


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