Older woman with grandchildProviding low-income seniors with nutrition assistance helps to stretch their food budget and eases the burden of having to choose between buying food and other necessities, such as medicine or rent.

Food security among the vulnerable senior population is especially troublesome because many have unique nutritional needs and may require special diets for medical conditions.

With the number of older adults projected to increase by 35 percent over the next decade, nutrition programs targeted at seniors will be critical to protecting the health of this vulnerable population.

The U.S.D.A. provides food items for distribution to low-income seniors through the Commodity Supplemental Food program, or CSFP. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania plays a central part in this distribution. Find out more about the program here »

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