Supplemental Nutrition Programs

Supplemental Nutrition Programs for seniors ensure that older adults have access to
nutritious meals, supporting their health and dietary needs. These programs help
prevent malnutrition, promote social interaction through communal meals, and provide
nutrition education, all of which contribute to improved quality of life for seniors.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service Programs

  • Assistance for Seniors Age 60 and Over
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Adult Day Care Centers
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

HHS, Administration on Aging Programs

  • Administration for Community Living: Nutrition Services
  • Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Programs Fact Sheet

United States Department of Labor, Programs

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) A service by the National Council on Aging that helps seniors
find and enroll in supplemental nutrition programs like SNAP and SFMNP.
MyBenefits CalWIN: An online service used in California to apply for and manage
benefits, including food stamps.

Note: County Aging Organizations and Agencies are a good place to identify nutritional