The State of Senior Hunger in America report series documents the prevalence of food insecurity among the senior population age 60 and older in the United States. It examines the demographics and characteristics of seniors who lack access to enough nutritious food and identifies geographic variation in food insecurity among seniors, providing rates for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Specifically, in The State of Senior Hunger in America 2016 (released May 2018), we found that:
As part of the 2017 release, a report about health implications for food-insecure seniors was produced, entitled The Health Consequences of Senior Hunger in the United States: Evidence from the 1999-2014 NHANES. That report found that:
The State of Senior Hunger in America was produced by Feeding America and jointly released with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). The research was conducted by Dr. Craig Gundersen and Dr. James Ziliak using data from the Current Population Survey.
Read the infographic about senior hunger (PDF).
Read the full report: The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016: An Annual Report (PDF).
Read the reports from 2017 (2015 data):
Executive Summary (PDF).