More than 4 million senior citizens face hunger. Seniors face a number of unique medical and mobility challenges that put them at a greater risk of hunger. After a lifetime of hard work, many find themselves struggling with health issues on fixed incomes. These individuals are forced to choose between paying for groceries and buying medicine.
Feeding America addresses the unique challenges of senior hunger through interventions that take into account the health status, medication needs, transportation, physical limitations and dietary restrictions of older Americans. As the proportion of people over the age of 60 continues to grow, Feeding America continues to develop innovative initiatives to get more food to more seniors in need.