Thursday, June 4, 2015
Hunger Among Elders
PBS did a story that is compelling. Number of seniors threatened by hunger has doubled since 2001, and it’s going to get worse offers that "[n]early one in six senior citizens face the threat of hunger in the United States. Charity and food stamps reach some of these vulnerable Americans, but limited resources and isolation mean many are struggling without receiving help." The audio of the story as well as a transcript is available here. The story reviews the importance of social service programs, which may be hampered by long wait lists, food banks and more that provide some assistance. As I mentioned, this is a compelling story. It's also sad. Thanks to my colleague, Professor James Fox, for sending me the link to the story.