Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger collaborated to bring us this report, highlighting the growing number of food insecure seniors in America. The study revealed that “4.8 million seniors in America are food insecure, more than double the number in 2001″ and constantly growing.
An article from SF Gate addresses the issue of loneliness and health for seniors. In a study of 1,600 seniors, the results showed that people who reported feeling lonely were more like to suffer a decline in health.
The Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging held a hearing on June 19, 2013 on how Older Americans Act programs like Meals on Wheels reduce hunger and poverty among seniors and save money on more expensive nursing home and hospital care. See full article.