SENIOR HUNGER

FOR MANY OF LOUISIANA'S SENIORS, IT'S AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE.  BUT NOT FOR YOU.

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Louisiana is ranked 2ND worst in the country for

THE NUMBER OF SENIORS AT RISK OF HUNGER.*

24% or nearly 1-in-4

 

OF LOUISIANA'S SENIORS FACE

THE RISK OF FOOD INSECURITY 

$1 can provide up to

4 meals for a senior

THE SERIOUS IMPACT OF SENIOR HUNGER

Food insecure seniors eat fewer calories and receive lower quantities of 10 essential nutrients important to their health.

 FOOD INSECURE SENIORS ARE**: 

  • 40% more likely to experience congestive heart failure

  • 53% more likely to experience a heart attack

  • 60% more likely to experience depression

  • 2x more likely to develop asthma 

* As reported by The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH)

** As reported by Feeding America and NFESH 

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Did you know that only 38% of seniors eligible for SNAP participate in the program?

FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS 

Food insecure seniors have a variety of special considerations including nutrient requirements, abilities to prepare meals, and accessibility to food stores and require a variety of avenues for food assistance.

THE FOLLOWING  FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS  ONLY REACH A LIMITED NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE SENIORS:

  • Meals on Wheels

  • The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (Food for Seniors in Louisiana)

  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

State and federal policymakers must invest in and strengthen these programs to better serve seniors facing food insecurity. Stay engaged with Feeding Louisiana to learn how to be a voice for seniors facing hunger by signing up for our newsletter below.

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