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State of Senior Hunger in America 2015

August 16

FOOD INSECURITY AMONG SENIORS STILL HIGH NEARLY A DECADE AFTER THE RECESSION 2.2 Million More Seniors Face Food Insecurity Today than 2007   CHICAGO – Feeding America and The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) released today The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about food insecurity among seniors in...

Coming: Update to The State of Senior Hunger in America

August 9

On Wednesday, August 16th, the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) and Feeding America will together release The State of Senior Hunger in America 2015: An Annual Report.  The study is the latest in a series that provides the most current data on the hunger status of individuals age 60 and above. The State...

What’s in a Name?

July 20

That is a familiar and often asked question, and for good reason. A name can say a great deal about a person, an entity, a cause. We chose the name of our foundation – the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger – with great care, making certain that it, and our acronym NFESH, reflected our...

Can the Cost of Waste be Overstated?

June 28

NFESH’s selection of an article entitled “Are Measures of Food Waste Overstated?” as the lead one in the “In the News” section of our What A Waste® newsletter might be viewed by some as undercutting our goals of raising awareness about the prevalence of food waste and wasted food  in this country – and specifically...

Senior Hunger is Everyone’s Problem

June 13

The number of individuals age 60 and older threatened by hunger in the United States increased by 5.2 million in less than 10 years. Both the size of the senior population and percent of those threatened by  hunger has increased dramatically. And the growth trend, at least in terms of the size of the aging...

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

May 17

Last year we used this space to announce the kickoff of this country’s first statewide What A Waste initiative — in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This week we can report that NFESH’s Matt Levine traveled to State College, PA, to participate in the statewide 2017 Nutrition Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, and...


April 26

 “As leaders, we have to have the courage to want to make a difference.” —Enid Borden Read Enid’s latest HuffPost piece by clicking here

Friday Friends

April 11

In this space at the end of February, when we announced that Enid Borden had once again been invited to be a Regular Contributor to the HuffPost, we wrote “While readers can expect many of her columns to reference the hunger problem, that won’t be the only senior-focused topic subject she addresses.” And she went...