USDA Announces Nutrition Assistance Program for Elderly

Funding will expand access for low-income seniors. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that it was expanding food assistance to American seniors who were facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Roughly $37 million has been apportioned to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to help various food programs around the country meet the needs of elderly recipients.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack explained the reasoning for this expansion saying, “the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the hunger crisis in America, but help is on the way. By expanding the reach of CSFP and providing additional support to the states and tribes that administer the program, USDA is helping ensure that no senior has to worry where their next meal will come from.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the USDA as they seek to make food available to those who need it.
  • That Secretary Vilsack would seek God’s wisdom as he leads the Department of Agriculture.
  • That the president and his administration would be used by God to accomplish His will. 

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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