In 2015, Feeding America, with support from the AARP Foundation, published Baby Boomer and Beyond: Facing Hunger After Fifty.This report highlights the circumstances of older adults age 50 and older who receive charitable food assistance through the Feeding America network of food banks. Dr. Craig Gunderson conducted the research using age-segmented data from the Hunger in America 2014study.
13 million older adults age 50+ receive assistance from the Feeding America network annually
81 percent of older adult client households are food insecure, with rates decreasing with age
68 percent of older adult client households live in poverty based on their annual income
Nearly one in five older adult households (19%) contain a grandchild
Households with an older adult report facing the decision between paying for food and paying for: