Monday, May 4, 2015
10 MILLION SENIORS FACE HUNGER
Nearly 10 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2013, that’s 15.5% of Americans age 60 and over. Between 2007 and 2013, the number of seniors experiencing the threat of hunger has increased by 56%. Seniors living in the South and Southwest, those who are racial or ethnic minorities, those with lower incomes, and those who are younger (ages 60-69) are most likely to be threatened by hunger. Most of those seniors who face the threat of hunger are white and have incomes above the poverty line.
Source: National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, 4/23/15, Senior Hunger