FNS has programs that cater to our nation's seniors, age 60 and over.
Nutrition Programs for Seniors
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.
The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides USDA Foods to income-eligible households living on Indian reservations and to Native American households residing in designated areas near reservations or in Oklahoma.
Learn about SFMNP, which provides low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs. Read more in the SFMNP Fact Sheet [PDF|87 KB].
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move toward self-sufficiency.
Learn about nutrition services for seniors, including congregate meals, home-delivered meals, and other supportive programs.
The Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Programs, part of the Administration on Aging within the Administration for Community Living, provide grants to states to help support nutrition services for older people throughout the country.