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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Seniors

Al Lawson’s Let’s Feed America Campaign

Seniors

One in every 10 of Florida’s seniors receive SNAP benefits; only two states and the District of Columbia have higher rates of food insecurity among their elderly populations. Many seniors in my district live on fixed incomes and have difficulty meeting their everyday needs.  These seniors are often faced with the difficult choice between paying for medical or housing expenses, and buying food.

Below are a few of the major actions I have taken on behalf of seniors to eliminate food insecurity among this population: