by Lindsay Felsing, LLMSW, Director of Economic Security One in six seniors in America face hunger every day. Food insecurity among seniors continues to grow: rates of senior hunger increased by nearly 6% from 2011-2013. In 2014, 7 million seniors relied on local food banks to put food on the table. One-third of seniors facing hunger have a disability and nearly one in five live … Continue reading Today is National Hunger Awareness Day : Let’s look at senior hunger in America and how you can help.
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.
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?
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
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.
by Harriet E. Harris, JD, MiCAFE Regional Manager National Senior Center Month is celebrated every year in September. The 2014 theme is: Senior Centers: Experts at Living! According to the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), a division of the National Council on Aging, every day 1 million older adults participate in programs at their local senior centers. This connection to indispensable programs at these … Continue reading It’s National Senior Center Month! Elder Law of Michigan thanks its many senior center partners!
We all know eating healthy is important, but many people often struggle with creating weekly meals that are affordable, yet still delicious. A graduate from NYU has developed a cookbook filled with recipes that fall within a SNAP participants average budget, but without skimping on flavor or good ingredients. The beautiful cookbook is currently free online in PDF format, but is also part of a … Continue reading Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps millions of seniors each year put healthy food on their tables. There are, however, common misconceptions about the SNAP program that often prevent older adults from enrolling in the program. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has put together a great fact sheet called “Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted,” that address these common misconceptions and provide some … Continue reading Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted
40 community organizations come together to increase SNAP enrollment among seniors. Elder Law of Michigan, in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and with support from the Walmart Foundation, has joined a nationwide effort to fight senior hunger by dramatically increasing participation by eligible seniors in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Senior hunger, often called America’s “hidden hunger,” is on the rise. … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger