Some 15% of seniors, about 9.3 million individuals, in the United States faced the threat of hunger, according to The State of Senior Hunger in America 2012: An Annual Report, a new report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) released a report.
Sequestering Meals on Wheels Could Cost the Nation $489 Million per Year, is a new Center for Effective Government report on the potential impact of sequestration on older adults who rely on Title III C Home Delivered Nutrition Services, such as Meals on Wheels.
The fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill, H.R. 2029, signed into law on December 18 is good news for senior housing and home- and community-based services. Older Americans Act congregate meal programs receive $448.3 million, a $10.1 million increase over fiscal 2015. Home delivered meals will get $226.3 million, a $9.9 million increase over 2015.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today voted to approve S. 192, a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, which provides social and nutrition services to older adults.
President Obama on Feb. 7 signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law. A total of $8 billion will be cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps, over the next 10 years. LeadingAge will continue to fight against future proposed cuts that may come up in the context of annual budgets that impact SNAP.