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Heeding the Wisdom of an Old Adage

November 16

For the legions of Baby Boomers who have already turned 60 and thus are eligible to receive meals provided by senior nutrition programs, “You are what you eat” is a familiar saying. Proponents of the macrobiotic wholefoods movement adopted it as their slogan back in the 1960s and it soon “went viral” and proved to...

Going “Home” on Country Roads

November 1

Having worked in the State of West Virginia and driven the country roads there, it is easy for us to understand how John Denver would have referred to it as “almost heaven” in the song he made famous in the 1970s.  The natural landscape, crowned by the Blue Ridge mountains rising above winding river gorges,...

We Wish You Enough

October 18

Hunger among the elderly is not a new phenomenon. In fact, we can’t even say that it is totally a factor of the economic woes of the present world. Hunger among the elderly has existed as long as old people have lived on this earth. In other words, forever. It just seems to present itself...

Westward Ho! Taking What A Waste to Oklahoma

October 3

When you ask folks who have never been to Oklahoma, or met an Oklahoman, what comes  to mind in connection with the State, you are likely to get responses the refer to the Dust Bowl, Sooners or John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath. But historians David Baird and Danny Goble describe it otherwise. They...

Some Good News Is Not Good Enough

September 18

Last month, the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) and Feeding America released The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about the threat of hunger among seniors in the U.S. The report finds that 14.7 percent of seniors were threatened by hunger in 2015 and represents a slight decrease over...

Introducing Reach4Solutions

September 8

Far too many seniors in this land of plenty are struggling with hunger. In 2015, almost twice as many were negatively affected as were in 2001. That is a fact. So is this: It is time that we as a nation embrace this unacceptable reality and then resolve, state-by-state and community-by-community, to find answers. We...

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...