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AARP pushing seniors to get food stamp assistance they’ve earned

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In the community he serves, the Rev. Philip Grigsby has heard all sorts of reasons why seniors won’t apply for food stamps, even when they’re eligible. But one of the most common reasons given is simply not true, he said. “We hear from a lot of people, ‘I don’t wanna because I’m taking it from somebody else,’ ” he said. “And we say, ‘Look, you earned it. We earned it. We the people care about you. ...

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