AARP Texas supports legislation that would streamline the application process for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps Americans in need to buy food. It’s a particularly daunting process in Texas, which requires an 18-page application.
Eating well can be especially challenging for low-income people who live far from stores that sell fresh produce at affordable prices. With the growing season in full swing, AARP Arkansas wants to remind those enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that their benefits can go twice as far at participating farmers’ markets. Under the Double Up Food Bucks program, SNAP dollars can double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables shoppers take home.
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