It’s hard to imagine, but an increasing number of surveys confirm that a growing numbers of older Americans are lining up at soup kitchens and food banks. The nonprofit group Feeding America, which represents a network of more than 200 food banks around the country, including Alaska, has seen a 46 percent increase in the number of low-income people seeking emergency food assistance since 2005. About eight percent of the people in line are 65 and older, a total of almost 3 million people. … Back to Article
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