AARP Encouraging Seniors To Sign Up For Food Stamps

As if we don’t have enough Americans on food stamps, the AARP is working to get seniors to sign up for the program. I’m sure the Obama administration is happy. It will mean less work for their own food stamp recruiters.

The Pennsylvania chapter of the AARP is encouraging area seniors to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, or food stamps.

According to the AARP Bulletin, several dozen volunteers with AARP Pennsylvania are encouraging potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the nutrition assistance program by handing out postcards with information about how to enroll.

Bill Donnelly, 79, of Clairton is one such volunteer.

“We are working on trying to get people enrolled in the SNAP program,” the Bulletin quotes Donnelly’s pitch to area seniors.

Donnelly explains, however, that his peers are at times wary of signing up for assistance.

“People have their pride,” he told The AARP Bulletin. “But if we get 1 out of 10 or even 1 out of 100 people, it’s worth it.” (Read More)

Heaven forbid we have any Americans left with their pride intact.