By 2025, an estimated 9.5 million senior Americans will experience some form of food insecurity, about 75% higher than the number in 2005.
The effects are noteworthy:
On average a marginally food insecure family spends about 60% less on food relative to needs. Being marginally food insecure is roughly equivalent to being 14 years older. It also means that these senior Americans will not get a proper daily nutrient intake so they are more likely to fall into poor or fair health and more likely to experience difficulty in activities of daily living.
Don't you or a senior you know go without proper nutrition. Help them take advantage of food programs that are easily accessible.