Where to Find Food Assistance for Older Adults

Updated: Jul 12

As we grow older, accessing healthy and delicious food can be tough. Our mobility starts to decline making it hard to cook, it's more difficult to leave our homes to go to the grocery store, and our finances can limit the quality and quantity of what we are able to purchase. Caring for your nutrition doesn't have to be out of reach. Eating well is one of the best ways you can prevent premature health deterioration. So how can you meet your nutritional needs with low stress? Read on to find out.

Apply for Food Stamps

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) runs the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that helps people with low income purchase food. Each month, you can get money specifically to help you buy food. This is a great option for those that want the ability to choose what food they purchase.

Find out if you are eligible for food stamps and learn how to apply HERE:

Visit a Local Food Bank

Most cities have food banks available monthly if not more often. Many of these don't have any eligibility requirements, but it does differ by location. Food banks get donations from local grocery stores and suppliers to provide you with groceries for free. This is a great option for those that are open to receiving whatever food is available - often staples like bread, meats, and canned goods.

If you're in the Walla Walla area, you can find local food banks HERE.

Otherwise, you can search for food banks in your area HERE.

Learn about Eating Healthy on a Budget

Get inspired by affordable, easy, healthy, AND delicious meals you can make yourself. There are countless resources on the internet that can help you get started. Here are some of our favorites: