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NATIONAL STATISTICS

8.8 MILLION AMERICANS 50 AND OLDER FACE THE RISK OF HUNGER.
SOURCE: Ziliak, J., & Gundersen, C. Food Insecurity Among Older Adults, August 2011

$8 TODAY CAN FEED A SENIOR TOMORROW
SOURCE: Official USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food at Home at Four Levels, U.S. Average, Moderate Cost Plan, July 2011

80% INCREASE IN OLDER AMERICANS FACING THE RISK OF HUNGER BETWEEN 2001-2009
SOURCE: Ziliak, J., & Gundersen, C. Food Insecurity Among Older Adults, August 2011

7.9% OF SENIOR HOUSEHOLDS ARE FOOD INSECURE
SOURCE: Household Food Security in the United States in 2010

STATE STATISTICS

STATE RANK FOR OLDER ADULTS AT RISK OF HUNGER
SOURCE: Ziliak, J., & Gundersen, C. Food Insecurity Among Older Adults, August 2011

PERCENTAGE OF OLDER ADULTS AT RISK OF HUNGER (BY STATE)
SOURCE: Ziliak, J., & Gundersen, C. Food Insecurity Among Older Adults, August 2011

USDA FOOD INSECURITY RANKING
SOURCE: Coleman-Jensen, Alisha, Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson. Household Food Security in the United States in 2010. ERR-125, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Econ. Res. Serv., September 2011.


PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS WHO REPORTED NOT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY FOOD

SOURCE: Food Research and Action Center. Food Hardship in America - 2010: Data for the Nation, States, 100 MSAs, and Every Congressional District. Food Research and Action Center, March 2011.