James Ziliak's work on senior hunger, co-authored with Craig Gundersen, was recently featured on the Washington Post. The article discusses recent trends in food insecurity for people over 60. The report finds that rates of food insecurity have remained persistently high following the Great Recession, and that the recovery's effects seem to be the weakest for older Americans. "There was no significant decline in seniors 'facing hunger,'" said Ziliak. "This rate has been stubbornly stuck." For more information, the article may be found here, and the full senior hunger report may be found here. The supplement to the main report may be found here, and a report detailing the health consequences of senior hunger may be found here.
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