About Senior Hunger

STATISTICS ON SENIOR HUNGER IN AMERICA AND HOW MEALS ON WHEELS OF AMERICA IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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SENIOR ISOLATION AND HUNGER
Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Add to that the increase in geographic mobility of our families and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone. 


 

Meals On Wheels

According to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Program Participants conducted for the U.S. Administration on Aging:

  • 83% of clients say Meals On Wheels helps them eat healthier
  • 87% say Meals On Wheels helps improve their health
  • 90% say Meals On Wheels helps them feel more secure
  • 92% say Meals On Wheels means they can continue to live in their own home
  • 88% rate Meals On Wheels service as good to excellent

"Like Most Families, Ours Gather
at The Kitchen"

...feeding our community since 1967