Rooftops Newsletter: Senior Farmers’ Markets, Hidden Hunger


Hidden Hunger And Food Insecurity

Billie Johnson (left)
President/CEO
Dr. Rebecca Liebes (right)
Director of Nutrition and Wellness
Area Office on Aging of  Northwestern Ohio, Inc.

Silence is not always golden. 66% of eligible seniors ignore the SNAP program, even though food insecurity can wreak havoc with their health and independence. Can more interactive senior meal programs bridge the gap?..
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The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: Supporting The Health Of Our Communities And Farmers

Jen O’Brien
Executive Director
Farmers’ Market Coalition

Farmers’ markets are the freshest – and often the only – local food source for urban seniors, who redeem 85% of their SFMNP coupons. That’s $17 million more business for farmers, plus a hidden mental health bonus…
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