Understanding Senior Hunger

Hunger is a serious threat facing millions of seniors in the United States. Understanding the problem is a critical first step to developing strategies to eliminate it.

However, little research has been done in this area. That is why the Meals On Wheels Association of America Foundation, with generous underwriting from the Harrah’s Foundation, commissioned a 2008 research study entitled “The Causes, Consequences and Future of Senior Hunger in America.” In 2009, a follow-up to that groundbreaking report entitled “Senior Hunger in the United States: Differences across States and Rural and Urban Areas” updated the findings on the extent and distribution of senior hunger across the nation using data from 2001-2007.