Spread the word about the senior SNAP gap!

SNAP helps low-income seniors afford the food they need for their health and well-being, yet FRAC’s interactive data tools show that nationally, close to three in five eligible older adults, on average each month, are missing out on the benefits of SNAP.

To make sure you have everything you need to show policymakers that there are too many eligible seniors in your state missing out on SNAP, FRAC has developed a communications toolkit for states that includes a national news release, model news release for states, blog, video, sample social media, and graphics.

 

National News Release: Download


Model News Release for States: Download
RelatedState Fact Sheets


Blog: Making the Case: States Must Close the Senior SNAP Gap


Video – SNAP Matters for Seniors: 3 Reasons Why SNAP is an Effective Tool for Addressing Senior Hunger


Sample Social: Click on links to tweet sample social

  1. #SNAPMatters for everyone, especially seniors. Yet, nearly 3 in 5 eligible seniors are not using SNAP. Dive into @fractweets’ new interactive mapping tool, developed with @AARPFoundation, to see how many seniors need support accessing SNAP in your state: bit.ly/seniorsnapgap: Share
  2. Far too many seniors miss out on SNAP – the only nutrition program available to all eligible seniors. Use @fractweets’ new interactive map, developed with @AARPFoundation, to see how many more eligible seniors in your state could be using SNAP: bit.ly/seniorsnapgap: Share
  3. Senior SNAP participation rates vary across the U.S., but all states have room to grow SNAP participation among eligible seniors. Check out @fractweets’ new interactive map, developed with @AARPFoundation, to see how your state fares in senior SNAP use: bit.ly/seniorsnapgap: Share
  4. It’s time to close the senior SNAP gap! Explore @fractweets’ new interactive mapping tool, developed with @AARPFoundation, to see how many eligible seniors are using — and missing out on — SNAP in your state: bit.ly/seniorsnapgap: Share

Graphics: Click on each graphic to download the full-size version

Additional Resources:

Interactive Map

Interactive Tables

SNAP Matters for Seniors: A Primer