To increase seniors’ access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services today announced the launch of a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 and older.
As the Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition was celebrating its first year of working to increase participation in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government was in the midst of plans to decrease funds that support the educational component of SNAP.
More than 500,000 Minnesotans receive nutrition assistance benefits each month.
Since 2009, the number of individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly called food support, has almost doubled in Douglas County. The number of health care assistance cases has also grown.
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