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OUR NATION'S MOST VULNERABLE ARE LOOKING TO YOU

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OUR NATION'S MOST VULNERABLE ARE LOOKING TO YOU

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    CHALLENGES ARE FACED EVERY DAY

    Today, the average live expectancy is at a record high of 79 years. As we get older, even the most independent among us may experience physical declines or financial hardship that strips away our independence. Add to that an increase in geographic mobility of our families, and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone. 

    OUR NATION'S SENIOR POPULATION IS GROWING RAPIDLY

    60 or Older - 2018
    Turning 60 Each Day - 2018
    Life Expectancy - 2018
    Senior Population Growth - 2018

    LEAVING MORE AND MORE AMERICANS AT RISK OF HUNGER AND ISOLATION

    Face Threat of Hunger - 2018
    Living Alone - 2018
    Food Insecure Disadvantage - 2018
    Negative Effects of Loneliness - 2018

    AND WHILE HUNGER AND ISOLATION CAN AFFECT ANYONE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND DECLINING HEALTH, FINANCIAL STRAIN MAKES MATTERS MUCH WORSE

    6.9 MILLION SENIORS LIVE IN POVERTY

    That's an income of $228 a week or less, which, after housing, utility and medical expenses, leaves very little for food.
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    Older adults living at or below poverty are nearly twice as likely to be unable to live independently, forced to either leave home for costly long-term care facilities or rely on caregivers.

    THESE THREATS FROM AGING NOT ONLY JEOPARDIZE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OLDER ADULTS, THEY ALSO PLACE A SIGNIFICANT STRAIN ON OUR COUNTRY'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND ECONOMY

    Cost of Senior Malnutrition - 2018
    Isolation Cost Comparison - 2018
    Disproportionate Medicare Spending - 2018

    MEALS ON WHEELS IS THE ONLY FEDERALLY SUPPORTED PROGRAM DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO MEET THE NUTRITIONAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF SENIORS, YET THIS SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP REMAINS SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERFUNDED

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      Nearly 9 million seniors in America face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. For these seniors, there's no time to wait. Donate today to support vulnerable seniors nationwide.

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