In Virginia, over 900,000 people are at risk for hunger including over 5 percent of who are ages 50 and older. According to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, over the past few years, donations to the state food banks have decreased by half while requests for food assistance have increased by about 40 percent. In their continued efforts to be an advocate and resource for all Virginians, and in particular those ages 50 and older, AARP in Virginia commissioned this survey to gauge Virginians experience with hunger in the state and their opinion about state support for food banks.
Key findings include:
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