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Local Organization To Help Residents 50 And Older Put Food On The Table

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By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– A local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table.

It’s estimated that only 30-percent of the people 50 and older who are eligible for food stamps are currently enrolled and a year-long project hopes to improve that number.

Joanne Lippert Co-Director of Adult and Senior services for the Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia says many do not understand the food stamp program, also known as SNAP.

“We’re going to contact all the pantries in the area, we’re going to contact senior centers, we’re going to contact supermarkets. The idea is to get to the places where people, who are facing these issues are, and set up a table or time that we can be working with these clients.”

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