The rate of food insecurity among seniors age 60 and older has more than doubled since 2001, and today 1 in 12 seniors in the United States does not have enough to eat.
Join us in the fight to #SolveSeniorHunger by getting familiar with the facts:
- Seniors struggling with hunger are at an increased risk for chronic health conditions, including depression, heart attack, asthma and congestive heart failure.
- The number of seniors facing hunger is projected to increase significantly in the next 8 years.
- 13 million older adults (age 50 and older) are served by the Feeding America network. 64% of older adults client households plan to get food from a charitable program regularly.
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