One in every 12 senior citizens is hungry | New Food Economy
The senior population is increasing rapidly in the United States, and the number of seniors struggling with hunger is projected to increase by another 50% when the youngest of the baby boomer generation reaches 60 in 2025. Feeding America, along with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, released a study examining food insecurity among Americans over age 60. In 2015, more than 5 million seniors experienced food insecurity, and another 4 million experienced only marginal food security. Read the Article »
Hunger in America: ‘When your eldest child skips meals, it’s no way to live’ | The Guardian
Through our nationwide network of food banks, we see that parents facing hunger often have to make difficult decisions, such as choosing between buying food or paying rent, or skipping meals to ensure their children can eat. But what can they do when even those sacrifices are not enough? While food insecurity has been decreasing in the US since the recession, it has risen in Oregon, along with rent and home prices. Single mothers, many of them working, face significant challenges in putting food on the table for their children. Read the Article »
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