Strengthening the Food Stamp Program To Serve Low-Income Seniors
Publication Date: March 2008
Author(s): Stacy Dean
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Food insecurity; Senior citizen; Food costs
Many Americans do not realize that millions of seniors in our country live in poverty and cannot always afford an adequate diet. This is a complex problem requiring several responses, such as strengthening federal food assistance programs for seniors, improving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and removing disincentives for low-income families to save for retirement.