Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger after Fifty

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 2014 Hunger in America study. 

Key findings include:

  • 13 million older adults age 50+ receive assistance from the Feeding America network each year
  • 62 percent of older adult clients are between the ages of 50 and 64
  • 81 percent of older adult client households are food insecure
  • 68 percent of older adult client households live in poverty based on their annual income