April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month
This April, DHS is proud to observe Senior Hunger Awareness Month for the very first time. Governor Brian P. Kemp recently proclaimed April as Senior Hunger Awareness Month, as senior hunger is a growing concern in Georgia.
Right now, over 8% of older Georgians face food insecurity. This means that they do not know how they will afford their next meal, or they may not have access to balanced, nutritious meals on a regular basis.
DHS is deeply committed to fighting senior hunger and that is reflected by our creation and implementation of the first state plan to address senior hunger. Join us this April as we raise awareness, support our fellow Georgians and take action to improve the lives of seniors facing hunger in our communities.
The way to help seniors affected by hunger is to be proactive:
- The Department of Human Services’ Division of Aging Services has many resources available for seniors facing food insecurity. Read Georgia’s State Plan to Address Senior Hunger here.
- Explore the Senior Hunger Toolkit and brochure.
- Attend a free informational webinar to learn more about the state of senior hunger in Georgia and the work being done across the state’s 12 regional coalitions. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. Register here.
- Aging service providers are invited to attend the virtual Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Healthy Communities Summit from June 14-17, 2022. Register and learn more here.
- Become a volunteer and learn how you can help address senior hunger in your community. Explore opportunities here.
- Follow our DHS Facebook page all month long to learn more about Georgia’s plan to address senior hunger and to find resources and services available to provide support to seniors facing food insecurity.
Together, we will continue working to end senior hunger in Georgia!