Older Americans Facing Hunger

Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show, By Peter Whoriskey, August 17, 2017, Washington Post: “Since the recession, many measurements of the U.S. economy improved: The stock market rallied, unemployment fell and the number of Americans worried about getting enough food began to drop. Yet for all that, one important measure has lagged.┬áThe proportion of people over 60 deemed to be ‘facing hunger’ – based on their answers to a U.S. Census survey – ┬áhas been on a steady climb that began in 2001 and has plateaued but not dropped in recent years, according to a report released Wednesday…”

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