Too Many CA Older Adults Go Hungry; CalFresh Can Do More To Help


October 1st, is International Older Adults Day, and CFPA is using the opportunity to highlight the unfortunate and growing prevalence of food insecurity among California's low-income older adults. Feel free to share the infographic linked below with your networks to help spread the word about the need to improve seniors' access to nutrition programs, especially CalFresh, our state's most impactful, but underutilized program.

CalFresh helps millions of low-income American older adults afford the nutritious food they need to stay healthy and age in place with dignity. But only one in five eligible Californians over age 60 are receiving food assistance through this federally-funded program. See below and our CalFresh page to learn more about promising solutions to improve access and increase food security and well-being for older Californians struggling to make ends meet.

View the infographic as a pdf with links here.

Please stay tuned for more updates from CFPA on how you can help improve food insecurity among California's low-income older adults. Stay up to date by signing up for our Action Alerts and following us at @CAFoodPolicy.

Questions? Contact: Jared Call at 323.401.4972