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Elderly Face Hunger

December 11, 2007

A new study released today finds that more than one-third of the 1.3 million elderly in New York City are worried about not getting enough food. The Council of Senior Centers and Services conducted a survey of 802 elderly people in 15 communities across all five boroughs, of which 35% reported suffering from food insecurity – even with help from senior centers and emergency food pantries. Food insecurity among New York City’s elderly exceeds national and state rates, and the number is only expected to increase with the growth of the aging population.

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