Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAP, once called the Food Stamp program, provides benefits to qualified households through electronic cards that enable them to buy nutritious food at participating stores.
Less than half of all seniors who qualify for SNAP are enrolled in the program, making low-income seniors especially vulnerable to hunger.
To make an appointment with an enrollment specialist, call the Council on Aging of Buncombe County at (828) 277-8288. Walk-ins are also welcome at all of the Benefits Enrollment Center’s locations.