When we hear a number as large as 8.3 million It grabs our attention, because it is quite a large number. Unfortunately when we hear it now it stands for the amount of senior citizens in America that will go to bed hungry tonight.
“Those 8.3 million are not children. They are seniors and especially seniors between the ages of 60 and 69. In 2005, that number was one in nine. The report used questions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and emphasized those who were at threat of hunger or marginally food insecure.”
Kay’s comments: More seniors go hungry in U.S. today – Kay James
It is scary to think about the number of individuals that are going to bed hungry tonight right here in the states (which is 1 in6) and to see it affecting all age ranges makes it even worse to think about. It is important that we begin taking action now to make a change to this situation. There are so many ways that people can be helping fight this cause from volunteering at food pantries or even making monetary donations. Another way is through our service. People dine out all of the time. As a matter of fact people in America dine out over 1 billion times per week. So, what if there was a way that you could help fight hunger when you dine out. There is. Every time an offer is claimed through TangoTab.com, we (TangoTab) will donate a meal to a person in need, so “When You Eat, They Eat.”