Senior Hunger Prevention Act

By: Co+op

What it does

If Congress passes it, the Senior Hunger Prevention Act would:

  • Increase the minimum monthly SNAP benefit for all participants by between $23 and $95 to help older adults afford more and better quality food.
  • Streamline and simplify the SNAP application and certification process for older and disabled individuals.
  • Expand SNAP food delivery options for homebound individuals and those with disabilities.
  • Support outreach efforts to enroll more older adults and adults with disabilities in nutrition programs.
  • Provide grants to nonprofits and local aging and disability service providers to bring fresh, local food to accessible locations.

Who supports this bill?

The Senior Hunger Prevention Act is a bicameral bill, which means it has some support both in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, John Fetterman and Bob Casey and Representative Suzanne Bonamici introduced the bill. In the Senate, this bill is referred to as S.1036 and these Senators are already supporting the bill. In the House, this bill is referred to as H.R.3474 and these Representatives are already supporting the bill.

This bill is endorsed by Feeding America and the Food Research & Action Center.

Want to support this bill?

If your Senators and House Representative aren’t already on the list of cosponsors for the bill:

  • Ask your two Senators to “cosponsor the Senior Hunger Prevention Act, S.1036.”
  • Ask your House Representative to “cosponsor the Senior Hunger Prevention Act, H.R.3474.”

If your elected officials are already supporting this bill, you can always contact them to thank them and help spread the word among your networks.


If you’d like to learn more about the Senior Hunger Prevention Act, you can:

See more bills worthy of your support in the 2023 Farm Bill. 

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