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.
President Obama submitted his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal to Congress on Feb. 2, and there were some positive and some negative funding levels for home and community-based services.
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.