Month: July 2016

Online grocery delivery services are becoming more popular among Americans who want to skip the hassle of trekking to a brick-and-mortar supermarket. But they’re not an option for the 1 in 7 Americans who pays for food through the department’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Those are the people who need online grocery delivery services most.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with a plan to ban trans fat from junk food.

“Doc,” my patient said, his voice a mix of amusement and irritation. “I ain’t got food to eat or a place to sleep. Took me two hours and three buses to get here. And you’re tellin’ me about some numbers?”

A new report on hunger found that more than one in four L.B.G.T. adults could not afford to feed themselves or their families at least once in the past year. By comparison, only one in six heterosexual adults reported a similar crisis.

Every day many seniors skip a meal so that they can meet basic needs. Food insecurity can lead to chronic diseases and acute medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression.

During the past five years, our collective efforts have made it clear, that by working together, we can help millions of struggling older adults.

What we’ve learned about senior hunger might surprise you.