Senior Bridge Program
Facts about senior hunger in America
In 2019, 5.2 million seniors aged 60+ faced hunger. That’s 1 in 14 seniors or 7.1% of all seniors.
63% of seniors visiting food banks say they have to choose between food and medical care.
Hunger takes a severe toll on seniors’ health and nutrition – putting them at risk for chronic health conditions like depression, asthma, and diabetes.
Millions of seniors qualify for monthly grocery assistance through SNAP, but only 42% receive SNAP benefits.
Some seniors are more likely to face hunger, including seniors who identify as Black or Latino, seniors who live in rural areas, seniors with disabilities, and seniors who are renters.
What we are doing about it
Reflections of Trinity serves approximately 1000 seniors over 65 years old each month. We provide a food pantry delivery service to 8 senior HUD housing communities in Cobb, Paulding and Fulton Counties.
Grocery boxes contain all food groups for healthy balanced meals.
Click on the “Learn More” button below to view the annual research paper on senior hunger in America, compiled by Feeding America.