News and Events

Taking the Message of Senior Hunger to a Broader Audience

February 23

After a year- long sabbatical from writing occasional articles for the HuffPost, NFESH CEO Enid Borden will once again become a Regular Contributor. In her time away from writing her blog, Enid has addressed audiences across the United States and abroad about the worsening problem of senior hunger in America and worldwide. “Those opportunities are...

We’ve Got Georgia on our Mind

February 10

  With the beginning of a new year, NFESH has entered into a new and promising statewide What A Waste project in Georgia – but it all started last June when two visionary and like-minded women met around an issue of common concern. That issue was the unacceptably high level of hunger threat among Georgia’s...

“Waste Not, Want Not”

February 2

In this space we generally focus on big waste, that is, we report on the work that we are doing through our What A Waste® projects at Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. We look at the progress that these SNPs make after they learn — through separating, measuring and weighing the food prepared and...

2016 The Year in Pictures

January 17

For decades readers across the globe awaited the arrival of Life Magazine’s “The Year in Pictures” issue. We acknowledge that the world has changed dramatically since that iconic magazine launched its first celebration of a year’s highlights in visual images. It preceded the digital age and websites and online newsletters such as this had not...

Finding Solutions to Senior Hunger In the Face of Growing Need and Shrinking Resources

December 12

For nearly a decade now the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) has been commissioning and disseminating independent academic research on the causes, consequences and, unfortunately, the constant growth of senior hunger in the United States. Our first such report, published in 2008, was in fact entitled “The Cause, Consequences and Future of Senior...

What A Waste Finds Key Support in the Keystone State

November 17

On November 5, the NFESH Leadership and What A Waste team traveled to Harrisburg, PA, to meet with Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. We made the trip with several goals or purposes in mind. The first was to present to the Secretary and members of her senior staff some of the early findings we...

Gimme Shelter

November 3

Last month, NFESH CEO Enid Borden was a keynote speaker at a conference on affordable housing. There was much concern in our office that a speech about senior hunger seemed out of place at such a conference. We couldn’t have been more wrong. There are tens of thousands of seniors nationwide residing in affordable housing...

What A Waste Delivers Big Bonanza to Small Programs

October 27

Small rural senior nutrition programs, like the Reserve Senior Center in Catron County, New Mexico, often get overlooked in the national dialogue, regardless of the topic.  But that’s not NFESH’s point of view. We know how vitally important every Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) can be to the community it serves, no matter what its size....