Items Tagged with 'food insecurity'


  • Hunger Among Older Americans Spikes

    A report commissioned by the AARP Foundation found that more than nine percent of Americans over the age of 50 were at risk of hunger, an increase by almost 80% from 2001. The report, "Food Insecurity among Older Adults," focused on the youngest segment of the baby boomers, those between the ages of 50 and 59.  This age group faces a unique gap in assistance programs as they are too young for entitlement programs Social Security and Medicare, but are too old to qualify for programs designed for families with children.  The study found that 4.9 million people in
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