Nearly 25,000 seniors face the threat of food insecurity in Montana
Seniors are facing tough choices between paying for food and other necessities like bills, utilities, medications, high quality food, and medical treatment. These tough choices are causing seniors to face real health consequences.
The number of seniors in Montana is growing
Senior visits to agencies of the Montana Food Bank Network increased by 60% from 2008-2014.
By the year 2025, seniors are projected to comprise more than 30% of the population in 42 Montana counties. Montana will be 5th in the nation for percentage of seniors, age 60+.
Addressing Senior Hunger in Montana
In 2015, our network of over 150 partner agencies saw almost 230,000 visits by seniors in need of assistance. Through our Mail-A-Meal program, the Montana Food Bank Network provided food to 457 seniors throughout rural Montana.
SNAP is severely underutilized by seniors with fewer than 30% of eligible seniors participating. Through MFBN’s SNAP Outreach effort, we are working to connect more seniors to this valuable resource.
MFBN is working to address senior hunger through advocacy and policy change, urging support for state and federal legislation that will positively impact Montana’s seniors such as the Older American’s Act. Get involved! Sign up for our e-newsletter and Action Alerts to stay up-to-date on issues related to hunger in Montana and opportunities.
The Food Security Council of the Montana Food Bank Network is working to increase awareness of the issue of senior hunger, identify gaps in resources, and to support changes in program administration to increase access to public food programs.
With your help we can expand our access and distribution of food to those in need and Solve Senior Hunger in Montana.
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