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WSFA12News Annual Summer Food & Fund Drive
THANK YOU RIVER REGION!
New Report on The State of Senior Hunger in America
Richard A. Deem, Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) Chief Executive Officer, thanked the leadership and team members of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC this morning, for their committed, long-term support of the MAFB mission shortly after accepting a $17,826.79 check – the proceeds of Hyundai’s annual team food and fund raiser.
“We at the Montgomery Area Food Bank feel so very fortunate that Hyundai has treated us like family, and we can’t say ‘thank you’ enough, said Deem. “Hyundai team members are intensely aware of the challenge their ‘food insecure’ friends and neighbors face, and they never hesitate to take action. Thank you for being one of our strongest supporters of our mission to eradicate hunger in Alabama.”
We truly do live in the 'Heart of Alabama'.
Thank you - WSFA12News; Dixie Electric Cooperative; Renfroe's Market and Capitol Chevrolet for sponsoring and conducting an AMAZING, successful and heartwarming Annual Food & Fund Drive!
The 2018 Grand Totals are: $15,288 and 8,976 pounds of donated nonperishable assistance...everything from food items to diapers!
Hyundai Alabama Team Long-Term Supporters of Mission
CHICAGO–Feeding America® recently released The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2017, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the United States.
The report sheds light on the extent to which food insecurity, or lack of access to nutritious food, affects seniors age 60 and older in the United States, offering deeper insights into the experience of food insecurity among the aging population. The report shows that 5.5 million seniors age 60 or older (7.7 percent) were food insecure in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, still above the rate in 2007 (6.3 percent).
More alarming though, the study found that even though the rate and number of food insecure seniors is essentially unchanged from 2016, if the rate remains flat and the senior population grows as projected in the coming years, the number of food-insecure seniors could grow to more than 8 million by 2050.