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Increase in seniors a risk for hunger, 2001-2013

The proportion of the older population who are at risk for hunger has increased by 45% since 2001.

The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2013: An Annual Report; 2015. http://www.nfesh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/State-of-Senior-Hunger-in-America-2013.pdf. Accessed July 2, 2015

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  • Today's Older Population

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