For years, hunger across the nation has been a serious problem. While the problem as a whole is always being combated, we tend to place our focus on the youth of the nation. However, as we continue to fight hunger in our nation, it is important to not forget the senior citizen population that suffers from hunger.
The senior citizen population of the nation is expected to increase within the next decade, with an estimated 79.7 million seniors living in the nation by 2040. As the population continues to increase, the diversity among the age group is increasing as well. Because of this, the statistics surrounding senior citizens and hunger continues to change, and not necessarily for the better. In order help our senior citizen population in the fight against hunger, we must first have a better understanding of what they are facing.