Seniors 65 and older are the fastest growing population in the U.S. In 2010, there were 40.3 million seniors. By 2050, the senior population is projected to reach 88.5 million.
Often seniors live on fixed incomes. Consequently, they begin struggling with hunger when living and healthcare costs rise while their paychecks remain the same. To add to their strain, many seniors now support children or grandchildren as a result of the economic downturn.
The Senior Grocery Program was created in 2012 to meet the needs of seniors facing hunger by providing them with nutritious food that they can prepare and consume at home. The program was also designed to increase access to food that meets the unique nutritional needs of senior citizens.
Does Your Local Feeding America Food Bank Operate a Senior Grocery Program?
Use the Food Bank Locator to contact your local food bank and find out how it is solving hunger in your community.
Need More Information?
For additional information on the Senior Grocery Program please contact the programs team.