Breaking: Nearly 1 in 7 Americans rely on Food Aid Programs

Feeding America has released its Hunger in America 2014 study. Contributors to the report include 3 local Michigan food banks: Food GatherersFeeding America West Michigan Food Bank, and Food Bank of South Central Michigan. According to the report’s findings, Feeding America and its network of food banks helped provide assistance to 46.5 million Americans, including 7 million seniors, in 2014.

National Geographic has an excellent article regarding the study, which includes the infographic shown below.

Infographic source: National Geographic Article. Data Source: Feeding America, Hunger In America National Report 2014.

If you or someone you know is facing hunger, the MiCAFE program is here to help. MiCAFE, or the Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly, is a program of Elder Law of Michigan that provides benefit application assistance to seniors age 60 and older, helping them make ends meet and put healthy food on their table. MiCAFE is an educational and community-centered program that focuses on improving the health and well-being of seniors around the state of Michigan. For assistance in applying for food benefits, please call our toll free number, 1.877.664.2233, to start your application process and find the nearest MiCAFE site near you!

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