End Hunger for Older Adults

TAKE ACTIONEnd Hunger for Older Adults


Many low-income older adults are facing food insecurity and poor nutrition, leading to worsening health and increased health care use. Currently, New Hampshire has low participation for older adults in SNAP, a state program that provides grocery dollars to low-income individuals. This means that many low-income older adults who are eligible to receive SNAP benefits are not getting them.

SB 499, the Hunger Free NH Act, aims to reduce hunger for NH children, older adults, and people with disabilities.

About the Bill

SB 499 would help older adults and people with disabilities in New Hampshire access SNAP benefits. SB 499 includes the federal Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP), which makes it easier for older adults and people with disabilities, who are often on fixed incomes, to enroll and stay enrolled in SNAP. This would help low-income, older Granite Staters get the food and nutrition they need. 

Take Action

Email the Committee

Contact the House Finance Committee and urge them to support the amended Hunger Free NH Act using NH Hunger Solutions' easy action form. Tell them that Granite Staters are worth the investment and deserve the nutrition they need to survive and thrive.

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Bill Status

The Senate passed SB 499 with amendment. The Elderly Simplified Application Project for SNAP is still included in the amendment. After passing the Senate, the bill crossed over to the House Finance Committee, which held a public hearing on the bill on April 17. Next, the bill will go to a Division III work session for further review.

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