Understand the state of hunger in Georgia

One of the biggest health threats facing many older adults in Georgia is the risk of hunger. The Senior Hunger Series is a free event, which will be held virtually this year. The Senior Hunger Series brings together a diverse group of experts, policymakers and community stakeholders in order to increase awareness of senior hunger in Georgia.

The 2020 Senior Hunger Series on Oct. 20–22, will address the impact of COVID-19, and will provide information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, regional transportation and food access. The Series will open with a panel of experts offering diverse perspectives on addressing vulnerable seniors' needs during the pandemic and beyond. Kyle Waide, CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, will discuss the COVID-19 response and its affect on future service delivery. Another session will dive into addressing rural senior hunger, led by representatives from Meals on Wheels America. The 2020 Senior Hunger Series will close with an interactive vision board session to open the discussion for Georgia's next state plan to address senior hunger. 

The 2020 Series will feature opportunities to learn and share strategies to address senior hunger in Georgia. The Series will address the five focus areas of the new Senior Hunger Plan (Pub. Dec. 2017). 

The focus areas are as follows:

  • Today’s seniors 
  • Health impact of senior hunger
  • Food access
  • Food waste and reclamation
  • Meeting the community needs

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Webinar | Senior Hunger Series

The Senior Hunger Series brings together a diverse group of experts, policymakers and community stakeholders to heighten awareness of senior hunger in Georgia, unearth issues accompanying the problem, highlight best practices, and seed opportunities to combat senior hunger.