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Get the Facts
The Facts about Hunger and Poverty
Take time to review these startling statistics about the problem of poverty and hunger in the US.
Hunger 101: Atlanta Community Food Bank
Hunger 101 is a set of modules you can use to learn about hunger. In just a few minutes, you can get a taste of what it is like to struggle with poverty and hunger, no matter where you are from.
Hunger 101: Feed Your Mind
Educate yourself about hunger through this resource from Feeding America, which is full of fact sheets.
Senior Hunger
An overview of Feeding America's 2010 study, U.S.: Hunger in America.
Hunger and the Elderly
Information from America's Second Harvest.
Old Age Hunger in the United States – Global Action on Aging (GAA) Fact Sheet
Definitions and facts related to food insecurity and poverty.
Practical Tips and Tools
Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need. MOWAA works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. The guiding principle to which it subscribes is to help those men and women who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk.
Professional Development Tools
Find information, background and supporting data, and resources on food security and hunger issues, including statistics, reports and online tools.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors (individuals who are at least 60 years old) with coupons during the harvest season that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs.
WHY - Food Security Learning Center
An in-depth resource and toolkit published by USDA.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps
SNAP, still known as Food Stamps in some states, provides monthly food benefits for low-income households. Click here to learn about eligibility and how to apply.
SNAP Retail Locator
Enter your address to find local businesses that accept SNAP vouchers.
Online Resources

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy persons, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance. 
Eligibility, application and Requirements

Food Security and Food Stamps
Complete set of four lesson plans for older adults.
  • Food Stamps Can Help Make Ends Meet [PDF|Word]
  • Use Food Stamps To Make Fruits And Vegetables A Part of Your Diet! [PDF|Word]
  • Use Your Food Stamps to Make Breakfast a Healthy Start to Your Day! [PDF|Word]
  • Use your Food Stamps To Choose Good Sources of Protein! Powerful Protein Choices [PDF|Word]
Capacity Building for Communities
Information or community-based organizations
Food and Nutritition Resource Guide for Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens, and Food Banks
A guide from USDA for community-based organizations.
Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens
Find local food pantries and soup kitchens by state

Site last reviewed: October 24, 2012

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