Hunger Action Month may have ended, but the fight against hunger continues.

              by: Lindsay Felsing, Director of Economic Security September was Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign bringing greater attention to the issue of hunger and mobilizing the public to take action on the issue.  Throughout the month, we blogged about senior hunger and how we work to address the problem in partnership with other community-based organizations, we shared the voice … Continue reading Hunger Action Month may have ended, but the fight against hunger continues.

Let’s talk about Farmers Markets! What are they and how do they address hunger?

by Skye Felsing, MiCAFE Farmers markets have been around for a long time, but recently we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of markets in Michigan. According to the Michigan Farmers Market Association, there are now over 300 markets across Michigan. There were just 90 markets in 2001. So why have they become so popular? What advantages do they give us over our … Continue reading Let’s talk about Farmers Markets! What are they and how do they address hunger?

Repost in honor of Hunger Action Month: MiCAFE Helps Seniors Eat Healthy

This post was originally published on March 14, 2014 by Stuart White, PhD For more than ten years, the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) program has paved the way for a select group of seniors in need of nutritional assistance. MiCAFE provides person to person assistance with preparing and submitting an application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly known … Continue reading Repost in honor of Hunger Action Month: MiCAFE Helps Seniors Eat Healthy

MiCAFE addresses hunger among homebound seniors in metro Detroit.

by Cappie Williams, MiCAFE Metro Detroit Outreach Coordinator As a part of my work as the MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) Metro Detroit Outreach Coordinator, I help homebound seniors apply for food assistance and other benefits right in their own home as they cannot make it to a MiCAFE site or local Department of Human Services office to apply. Last year, … Continue reading MiCAFE addresses hunger among homebound seniors in metro Detroit.

MiCAFE Addresses Senior Hunger

by Kellie Baker, MiCAFE Outreach Coordinator September is National Hunger Action Month reminding us that hunger is an issue that many citizens in Michigan face every day.  Often when people think of “the hungry”, they think of young children.  While it is true that many children face the challenge of hunger, a growing number of older adults are experiencing hunger as well.  Many seniors who … Continue reading MiCAFE Addresses Senior Hunger