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Federal Agencies on Aging - Food And Nutrition Service

stamps individuals households programs

The Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture administers the food stamp program, one of the largest federal programs directed toward low-income individuals. Food stamps are a form of voucher which allows individuals to purchase many (but not all) food items from supermarkets and other food stores. Individuals of all ages are eligible for food stamps, and in 1998, 1.5 million elderly households used food stamps, representing 18 percent of all such households.

The Department of Agriculture also makes surplus commodities available to nutrition programs administered under the Older Americans Act by the Administration on Aging.

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