Hunger Blog

Insights on solutions and contributors to hunger, and the lives of Americans in need from Feeding America and network food bank staff and guest contributors.

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Monday, May 15 2017
The National Council on Aging and Feeding America are working together to guarantee eligible seniors have access to federal assistance, like food stamps.
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Thursday, May 11 2017
This past year has been a tough one for Sonny. With no income, he had to sell his belongings, including his stove and other appliances, just to put food on his table.
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Wednesday, May 10 2017
Feeding America’s updated 2017 Map the Meal Gap data provides a deeper dive into how hunger looks in your community
A senior receiving food from a pantry.
Monday, May 23 2016
Seniors facing hunger often struggle with much more than getting enough nutritious food to eat. Many have had to make the difficult decision between paying for food and paying for medicine.
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Thursday, May 28 2015
In the next 10 years, as the youngest of the Baby Boomers reach age 65, the number of food insecure seniors is projected to increase significantly. To prepare for the swell in demand, Feeding America creates best practice models to expand and improve senior-focused outreach and the service programs of food banks.
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Wednesday, May 20 2015
At MAZON: A Jewish Response To Hunger we are working hard to slow – and hopefully eliminate – these rates. Along with dozens of other organizations, such as Feeding America, we are determined to address senior hunger effectively and efficiently.
Wednesday, May 23 2012
When I tell people that I work as an Aging Services provider in sunny Southwest Florida (SWFL), I almost always get asked about the common images of palm trees and golden beaches full of well off active retirees.
Friday, May 18 2012
After a lifetime of contributing to society, our seniors should not have to choose between filling a prescription or filling their pantry. Unfortunately, many seniors are living on fixed incomes that often force them to make these impossible decisions. But it doesn't have to be this way. Today on the Huffington Post, Vicki Escarra writes about how seniors on fixed incomes are facing hunger and the urgent need to protect the programs that keep food on their tables. Read the full post.
 

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