South Central Tennessee Development District is now offering application assistance with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, for adults 60 and over or individuals with a disability.
The USDA created SNAP to provide eligible individuals with monthly benefits to buy food.
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), SNAP is a good investment and can improve health outcomes of food insecure seniors. SNAP stimulates the economy with every $1 in additional SNAP benefits generating $1.73 in local economic activity.
The South Central region includes Lincoln, Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry and Wayne counties. If you know someone 60 and over or an individual with a disability, they may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Applicants 60 and over or an individual with a disability can now call SCTDD SNAP Coordinator Bonnie Walker at 931-379-2955 for free and confidential application assistance.