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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...

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...