Get Senior Food Stamp Help With the SNAP Nutrition Program

Connecting Older Adults in Northeast Florida with S.N.A.P. to End Senior Hunger

When it comes to eating a healthy diet, millions of Americans 60 and over face a double whammy:  a fixed income and rising food costs.

For example, in northeast Florida almost 30,000 people who are potentially eligible for SNAP assistance are not tapping into this resource, leaving the opportunity for groceries and better nutrition untouched.

ElderSource has been awarded a grant to support a National Council on Aging (NCOA) nationwide effort to help older adults struggling to buy groceries apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to supplement their food budget.

SNAP helps people with low-income buy healthy food. A food assistance household is normally a group of people who live together and buy food and cook meals together. If your household passes the Food Assistance Program’s eligibility rules, the amount of food assistance benefits you get depends on the number of people in your household and how much money is left after certain expenses are subtracted.

ElderSource has identified and will be contacting individuals who are potentially eligible to receive SNAP benefits, but are not taking advantage of this assistance.

ElderSource staff can help you determine your eligibility and enroll you in the program. Individuals must pass all eligibility rules to get food assistance benefits.

 Click here for SNAP Eligibility Guidelines PDF

Volunteers Needed.  Because there are so many seniors needing assistance, many volunteers are needed to help them complete the applications online, as well as educate the community against stigmas that prevent older adults from utilizing this program. Specifically, ElderSource is looking for two to four individuals who can counsel residents in St. Johns County to access SNAP benefits.

For more information about how to enroll in SNAP or become a volunteer, call the ElderSource ADRC HelpLine. 

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call: Local: 904.391.6699 Toll Free: 888.242.4464
Hearing or visually impaired call Florida Relay Services at 7-1-1.

ElderSource
10688 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Toll free: 888.242.4464
Local: 904.391.6600
Fax: 904.391.6693

Office: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HelpLine: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visually or audio-impaired dial
Florida Relay Services at 7-1-1