/Tag: senior hunger
24 05, 2018

2018-05-24T12:31:25-04:00

Older adults face hunger at a higher rate today than before the great recession despite economic improvements Two-thirds of Food-Insecure Seniors Have Incomes Above Poverty Line  BARRE – May 24, 2018 – The Vermont Foodbank announced today the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016, a study about food insecurity among [...]

2018-05-24T12:31:25-04:00
18 08, 2017

New study shows 7.5% of older Vermonters are food insecure

2017-11-08T16:15:37-04:00

August 17th, 2017 – The Vermont Foodbank announced today the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the U.S. produced by Feeding America and released in partnership with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). The report shows that nationally, 5.4 million [...]

New study shows 7.5% of older Vermonters are food insecure2017-11-08T16:15:37-04:00
17 09, 2015

Volunteer Profile: Robert Hackwell

2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00

Rob has been a huge help distributing commodity boxes in both Richford and Enosberg Falls. It’s great to know that we can count on him to be there every time and to put his whole heart into the task. He is deeply committed to helping fight hunger and is always looking for ways to help [...]

Volunteer Profile: Robert Hackwell2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00
9 09, 2015

More seniors are going hungry

2017-11-08T16:15:58-04:00

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Reprinted with permission It wasn’t until the Maffuccis found themselves living on cups of coffee, and coffee alone, that they finally called a food pantry for help. The couple had sold their suburban New Jersey home where they had raised three children and set out to pursue the glossy [...]

More seniors are going hungry2017-11-08T16:15:58-04:00
30 08, 2015

Senior Hunger, a Post from CEO John Sayles

2017-11-08T16:15:59-04:00

Approximately 1,000 Vermonters are turning 65 every month. That’s probably the largest population shift currently taking place, and it will continue for a number of years. John Sayles addresses 300 attendees at the Foodbank's Annual Hunger Conference in Killington, VT on Friday, May 8, 2015. This year's conference focused on the intersection of hunger, [...]

Senior Hunger, a Post from CEO John Sayles2017-11-08T16:15:59-04:00
22 08, 2015

Vermont Foodbank Helps Fight Senior Hunger

2017-11-08T16:16:00-04:00

The number of older adults is projected to increase over the next decade and continue to rise in the following decade. In 2040, there will be 79.7 million older adults, more than twice as many as in 2000. These changing demographics will have profound impacts on the demand for social services, especially the need for [...]

Vermont Foodbank Helps Fight Senior Hunger2017-11-08T16:16:00-04:00