Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Hidden Problem of Senior Hunger

It could be happening to an important person in your life and you may not even know it. Grandmothers choosing between their medication or buying groceries. Grandfathers passing up meals to pay the mortgage. Senior hunger is a serious problem, but often hidden. So, for Older Americans Month, we’re working hard to expose it.

Take our short quiz on senior hunger now and find out the shocking facts for yourself. The reality is startling. After a lifetime of contributing to our society, too many seniors are spending their golden years worrying about where to find their next meal.

Lots of older Americans live on fixed incomes that force them to make tough choices about how to spend their money--and filling their pantries can sometimes be at the end of the list.

Unfortunately, Congress is talking about cutting programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), that provide food for seniors struggling with hunger. I bet if members of Congress knew the jaw-dropping facts about senior hunger, they’d think twice about these mean-spirited cuts.

We can’t allow senior hunger to hide in the shadows any longer. In honor of Older Americans Month, we are shining a light on senior hunger. How much do you know about senior hunger? Take this quiz now, spread the word, and join us in working to stop it.

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