Senior Hunger

Benefits Enrollment Center

The Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) helps eligible low-income seniors, adults, and individuals with disabilities find and enroll in benefit programs that can help you towards affording necessities like prescriptions, insurance, and housing costs.

Our SNAP Outreach Coordinator helps seniors navigate the application process for the following benefits programs:

    • SNAP Assistance
    • Medicare Part D Extra Help (or Low-Income Subsidy, LIS)
    • Medicare Savings Program
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    • Free Cell Phone
    • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Apply for Benefits

If you live in Alabama or Mississippi and need to apply for food stamps – now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – we can help. We’ll walk you through the application process, and help you determine if you meet the income guidelines for food assistance benefits.

To apply, or for more information, contact us at:

Phone: 1-877-833-2550
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Email: outreach@feedingthegulfcoast.org
Online: benefitsenrollmentcenter.org

Senior Hunger Facts

Did you know that Alabama has the second-highest rate (12.8%) of food insecurity among seniors? Senior hunger is often hidden. Here at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, we are working to illuminate this problem as well as fight it. Together we can #EndSeniorHunger in Alabama.

We provide special food boxes geared toward senior-specific health needs, through our community partners and partner agencies. Some of our partner agencies even have special, senior-only distributions or deliver to the home-bound. Additionally, the Food Bank works with UAB’s Geriatrics Clinic to screen seniors for food insecurity and provide them with a food box, produce, and resources right then in the clinic.

To find a senior-specific agency, email David, our Agency Relations Manager, at dappleby@feedingal.org.

Senior Hunger PSA | Community Food Bank of Central Alabma
“I was a geriatric nurse – I visited people in their homes. I saw the need, oh Lord. The seniors love their special distribution day. A lot of the seniors use walkers or have oxygen tanks. This way is safer, and we can serve them much faster. They also love getting together and talking. The protein packs are great too! It is easy for them to prepare and healthy for them because they don’t get a lot of protein because they cannot afford it.”

-Mary Swain, Director of Christ Deliverance Food Pantry