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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...

Courage

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...

When the Problem is Persistent, The Solution is Persistence

March 28

Again this week, as the news focuses on the President’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, news outlets across the country are carrying stories raising questions about what impact cuts in spending for so-called “social programs” might have on the lives of America’s neediest citizens. In many of those stories we have seen a...

Southern Hospitality

March 13

It was just a month ago that we used this space to announce that NFESH and the Georgia Department of Human Services would soon be kicking off the Georgia What A Waste Initiative at nine senior nutrition sites across the State.  We are pleased to say that what we predicted would be “a peach of...

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...