More than 10 million adults age 50 and older in the United States are at risk for hunger each day. Senior hunger is a very serious health issue, with many older adults with limited incomes skipping meals in order to pay their rent or utility bills. Research shows that this issue contributes to the development of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression in older Americans.
Did you know South Carolina ranks 3rd lowest in the nation for food security of individuals age 60 and above and 2nd lowest for those individuals age 50-59 according to the Food Insecurity among Older Adults full report 2015 published by the AARP Foundation.
March for Meals is a month-long observance to spotlight senior hunger and food insecurity (one in seven seniors in America faces food insecurity on a regular basis) and how Meals on Wheels solves the problem by providing daily hot, nutritious meals to seniors.
AARP Virginia is joining with CAAB to help fight hunger in Fairfax during their annual summertime Food Drive. Please join us in addressing this important community need.
Fighting and ultimately ending hunger is a critical issue nationwide but particularly in Arkansas. That's because almost 1 in 10 older Arkansans are at risk of hunger-- which makes Arkansas the 5 th hungriest state in the nation.
Lime Rock Park, the historic racetrack located in Lime Rock, CT has announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+.
It is a Monday afternoon, and my telephone rings. It is a woman, Mary, who wants to know more about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). She takes care of her sister, Rose, who has dementia and is having trouble making ends meet. She has heard about AARP’s SNAP application service and wants to know if she is eligible. I ask her a couple of short questions, and am able to tell her that based on the information she has given me, she is likely eligible. I hear a sigh of relief, and after a thank you, she confirms that she will come to the appointment.
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