There are many good reasons for seniors to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Eating better, financial security, health, family. These are just a few reasons from real seniors across America. During Hunger Action Month, share these images to help spread the word about SNAP in your community!
What’s your reason to get SNAP? Use the hashtag #getSNAP to tell us on Facebook or Twitter.
Sample Posts: Pearl
Story from Missoula Food Bank in Missoula, MT
Pearl, 82, grew up working on a farm and living off the land. After years of supporting her five children working overnight as a police dispatcher, she’s now retired and living on Social Security. She applied for SNAP to allow her to buy the “good food” she used to grow and feed her kids.
Sample Posts: Ricardo
Story from Senior Community Outreach Services in Alamo, TX
Ricardo, 62, was self-employed and successful, but had to stop working after he was diagnosed with end stage renal disease. After being hospitalized and losing his steady source of income, he found out he was eligible for SNAP benefits that helped stretch his food budget.
Sample Posts: Mr. and Ms. Sam
Story from Catawba Area Agency on Aging in Rock Hill, SC
Mr. and Ms. Sam, 78 and 69, were at the end of their rope trying to find ways to meet their day-to-day expenses. Their biggest fear was that they would not be able to see their doctor because of overdue medical bills. They were approved to receive SNAP, helping them focus on their health.
Sample Posts: Linnie
Story from Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas in Harrison, AR
Linnie, 80, loves having her family over for Thanksgiving dinner, but it gets harder and harder each year to afford food. She applied for SNAP. Now, she has extra money when November rolls around without having to struggle to buy food the rest of the year.