I grew up with food insecurity. After my father left us, my mother had to make a decision between paying rent or putting food on the table. She didn’t accomplish either.
So now, living in the U.S., I am overly concerned about food waste, overdo and never having enough. Now old Americans with low income are facing the same challenge. Many old Americans count on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
A healthy meal can prevent diabetes; to be able to access a healthy diet, an increase in SNAP from $204.00 to $250.00 a month for one person can make a difference.
The program goal is to put a healthy diet in front of 8.7 million low-income households.
To help sign up for SNAP benefits, go to aarpfoundation.org/SNAP. To read the full article, go to the A.A.R.P. bulletin/ October/2021.