Combating Food Insecurity: Tools for Helping Older Adults Access SNAP

“Combating Food Insecurity: Tools for Helping Older Americans Access SNAP,” a joint toolkit from FRAC and the AARP Foundation, offers practical tips and examples to help organizations of all sizes address food insecurity in all types of communities with a goal of increasing senior SNAP participation. The toolkit walks through the basics of SNAP, and then provides practical resources to help organizations craft successful programs of education, outreach, and application assistance. It includes real examples of collateral and messages that have worked in communities across the nation, and offers strategies on how to measure success.

Acknowledgments

SNAP Matters
Hunger Among Older Americans
SNAP Matters
Barriers to SNAP Access and Enrollment

SNAP Outreach Planning
Identify the Target Audience(s)
Choose Strategies and Tactics
Plan to Measure Success

Education
SNAP Messaging
Additional Messaging Considerations
SNAP Outreach with Military Personnel and Veterans
Disseminating Messages

Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP)

Prescreening

Application Assistance
Hands-On Application Assistance
Peer-to-Peer Application Assistance
Application Practices and Policies
Authorized Representatives

Evaluating Success

Resources
Drive to End Hunger Videos (AARP and AARP Foundation)
Additional Video, Audio and Script Messages
Earned Media Materials
Flyers/Letters/Postcards
Visual Assets
Presentations/Toolkits/Guides

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