Put more food on your table!
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan offers help to seniors needing food assistance
FLINT, MICH. – (May 13, 2021) – It’s important to eat right — even when money is tight. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) helps people with limited incomes to buy the food they need to stay healthy. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM), in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has joined a nationwide effort to fight senior hunger by helping Michigan seniors aged 60 and over to apply and enroll in SNAP benefits. Contact NKFM for SNAP application assistance by calling 313-259-1574, ext. 3160, or emailing SNAP@NKFM.org. NKFM offers SNAP application assistance in English. For languages other than English, MIBridges offers free Language Assistance Services at 517-241-2112.
Seniors can use SNAP to buy healthy food, such as fruits and vegetables, bread, meat, and dairy products. Seniors who enroll in SNAP will get money every month on a special debit card they can use to buy food. It’s convenient — many grocery stores, farmers markets, and neighborhood stores accept SNAP. The nationwide initiative aims to help at least 40,000 older adults enroll.
For more information on the project, visit ncoa.org/SeniorHunger.
About the NKFM
The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM provides more programs and services to more people in Michigan than any other region or state. For the past 12 years, Charity Navigator — the nation’s leading nonprofit evaluator — has recognized the NKFM with its highest rating of 4 stars for success in sound fiscal management. Learn more at nkfm.org and @kidneymi.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well. Since 1950, our mission has not changed: Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. NCOA empowers people with the best solutions to improve their own health and economic security—and we strengthen government programs that we all depend on as we age. Every year, millions of people use our signature programs BenefitsCheckUp®, My Medicare Matters®, and the Aging Mastery Program® to age well. By offering online tools and collaborating with a nationwide network of partners, NCOA is working to improve the lives of 40 million older adults by 2030. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.