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Senior Hunger Coalition


 

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Food Insecurity can be defined as "a state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable & nutritious food."

Almost 9 million older adults in the United States are at risk for hunger. Georgia is 8th in state ranking for older adult risk of hunger.

The Athens Senior Hunger Coalition is an initiative aimed at combating senior hunger in the Athens area through programs and partnerships with local organizations who share our goal. Almost 9 million older adults in the United States are at risk for hunger, and Georgia is 8th in state rankings for older adult risk of hunger. The Senior Hunger Coalition ensures that all ACCA clients are food secure with a commitment to serve all older adults within our community.

What does the Athens Senior Hunger Coalition do?  The Athens Senior Hunger Coalition has various goals including:

  • Creating and enhancing our partnerships with other area agencies and organizations who share our goal of ending hunger.
  • Raising awareness of senior hunger in the Athens community.
  • Identifying older adults who are food insecure using standardized measurements.
  • Creating innovative, sustainable, cost-effective, and outcome driven interventions.
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