Fighting Food Insecurity Among Older Adults: Ohio’s Home-delivered and Congregate Meals
Kate Warren, Policy and Planning Associate
May 30, 2017
Examines how home-delivered and congregate meal programs in Ohio are funded, what challenges they face and how they are innovating to fight hunger among Ohio’s older adults.
- In Ohio, more than one-in-six older adults (17.6 percent) face the threat of hunger.
- Meal costs for congregate and home-delivered meals varied widely from $2 per meal to $10 per meal, though most commonly, meals cost between $6 and $8.
- When compared with the long-term costs of addressing health concerns and other challenges associated with hunger, regularly providing prepared meals is a cost-effective solution to help curb senior food insecurity.