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FOODSERVICE DIRECTOR HIGHLIGHTS SENIOR HUNGER'S SILENT EPIDEMIC

Aug 11, 2014
Louise is an 80-year-old resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her income is less than $10,000 a year. She lives alone and she is homebound. Louise represents the typical client of Horizons Meals On Wheels, a social services program that provides meals for about 800 residents in southeastern Iowa. She is also part of what Ellie Hollander, CEO of Meals On Wheels Association of America, calls “the silent epidemic”— the 15.3% of Americans over the age of 60 who, according to the State of Senior Hunger in America 2012, are food insecure. And the ranks are growing. Read the full story here