This is a report by Dr. Craig Gundersen and Dr. James P. Ziliak documenting the extent and distribution of food insecurity among seniors age 60 and older. The report found that, as of 2017, 7.7% of seniors are food insecure, a rate that is statistically indistinguishable from the rate in 2016. That is 5.5 million seniors age 60 and older. If this rate stays constant, due to the increasing share of seniors in the population, by 2050, more than 8 million seniors will be food insecure.

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Published By: Food Research & Action Center
Publication Date: June 01, 2019