Food Assistance System
Food assistance programs increase food security and reduce hunger by providing low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition.
Food assistance programs important to those in the aging network include:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or “Food stamps”)
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP)
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)